Steve Cantrell serves as Senior Program Officer for Research and Data. Cantrell oversees the contracts and grants that together constitute the Measures of Effective Teaching project.
His experience cuts across a broad array of applied research contexts. As a Chief Program Officer at Learning Point Associates, Cantrell directed the Regional Educational Laboratory – Midwest. As Chief Research Scientist for the Los Angeles Unified School District, he directed and developed a staff of researchers in the priority areas of school reform policy, policy analysis, and the implementation of district mathematics and science initiatives. Additionally, he has taught research methods at UCLA’s Graduate School of Public Policy.
He holds degrees from Brown University (AB, Economics) and the University of Southern California (Ph.D., Public Administration).
January 05, 2012 / Steve Cantrell
The MET data emphatically supports the conclusion that teaching practices matter and even small differences in practice are associated with small differences in student performance gains.
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