Case Study The First Project

 
Jason Altman is a Board Member of the TerraLuna Collaborative with 13 years of experience in the evaluation of education programming in K-12 public schools. He is skilled in qualitative methodologies, data analysis, data collection, report writing and technical assistance/professional development. He has a wealth of experience supporting federal, state, and local departments of education as well as federally funded projects and technical assistance centers. He has a strong history in impact evaluation and working with student achievement data, specifically large-scale assessment data. He has served as the external evaluator for education programs such as the Minnesota Humanities Center Educational Strategy in Omaha Public Schools, America Reads Mississippi, and the Purple Feet Foundation’s thinc® program and other various initiatives including the Public Education Department of New Mexico’s grade 4-10 statewide interim assessment program.

Jason is a published professional with more than 40 academic papers, reports, and journal articles and more than 80 academic presentations to his credit. He is the author of numerous online video tutorials and is a Tableau 8 data visualization tools Desktop Qualified Associate.Previously the primary internal evaluator for the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team at Discovery Education, he supported system evaluation efforts related to Discovery Education’s online tools. His career in program evaluation started in 2002 at the National Center on Educational Outcomes where he spent extensive time surveying, interviewing, and observing students, teachers, and administrators on a variety of educational topics and outcomes related to large-scale state assessment. He developed extensive qualitative skills in a previous career as a journalist with a small suburban newspaper. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Evaluation Association, and the Minnesota Evaluation Association. Jason has a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Administration with a focus in Program Evaluation from the University of Minnesota.