Steve is Director of the Denver office of RMC Research with over 25 years of experience conducting research and evaluation in education. Steve serves as a researcher for the Regional Educational Laboratory (Central) at Marzano Research leading research and technical assistance activities in the seven-state region. He leads studies of educator retention, mobility, and attrition using data from four state longitudinal data systems. He also directs technical assistance activities for state education agencies in Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota focused on evaluating outcomes associated with state initiatives related to building capacity to examine implementation and outcomes of educator preparation programs, educator preparation and induction, and examining the reliability and validity of a tool for observing teacher candidates during student teaching experiences. Steve also directs an evaluation of Noyce Mathematics Fellows TeachDETROIT, an urban teacher residency program and co-directs impact studies of several instructional interventions for K-12 students. Steve directed the evaluation of the Louisiana Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative and was principal investigator (PI) for a national impact study of a postsecondary academic program for offenders in state prisons. Before coming to RMC Research, Steve was a statistical consultant for the Chicago Public Schools (IL) and a senior research analyst for the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. Steve’s background includes training in quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation, and statistics. He has published and presented in several peer-reviewed venues on topics including correctional education, evaluation, service-learning, teacher preparation, and Title I programming. Steve is a certified What Works Clearinghouse reviewer and received his PhD in Education-Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis from the University of Chicago.

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