TeacherMatch collaborated with NWEA™ research specialists and psychometricians in the development of EPI: Educators Professional Inventory. Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). Educators trust our assessments, professional development offerings, and research to help advance all students along their optimal learning path. Learn more at NWEA.org.
The University of Chicago is co-sponsor of our national research initiative. Its team has provided us with high-caliber analytical and program expertise — along with a wealth of profound scholastic insights that have proven to be instrumental in fine-tuning our research and EPI platform.
Founded by researchers from the Value-Added Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison — Education Analytics works with educational agencies across the country, to develop and implement measures of student growth.
With expertise in the fields of quantitative psychology and psychometrics, Psycho Analytix has created proprietary deliverables for academic, governmental, and industrial organizations. They provide expertise in R — a coding language for automating psychometrics on software platforms.
|Dr. John C. Kircher
University of Utah
Chair of the
Learning Sciences Program
Dr. Kircher is a well-respected psychophysiologist and research methodologist. He and his team have developed computer algorithms for extracting diagnostic information from physiological recordings. Dr. Kircher has helped design research hypotheses specific to testing student growth on standardized assessments for TeacherMatch.
|Dr. Dan Woltz
University of Utah
Professor of Educational Psychology
Dr. Wolz has provided research expertise in several areas: processes that constrain learning and complex problem solving, various forms of automatic facilitation in learning and comprehension, psychometric properties of alternative scoring methods, and the detection of deception in responses.
|Dr. Ron Ferguson
Faculty Co-Chair and Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1983. Dr. Ferguson is an expert in understanding teaching practices that improve a range of outcomes including student engagement, executive function skills, and achievement. Through his extensive research he has developed the Tripod framework and survey assessments, which include the Tripod 7Cs measures of effective teaching. Numerous independent research studies have found the 7Cs measures to be predictive of achievement gains and among the most reliable of measures commonly available.
|Dr. Peter Goff
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Dr. Goff is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research and areas of expertise span the teacher hiring process, with special areas of focus including the timing of applicant hiring, the implications of the hiring window, and how that impacts the quality and quantity of applicants as well as the variety of questions asked in the hiring process.
|Tripod Education Partners|
Tripod Education Partners is the nation’s leading provider of classroom-level student survey assessments for K-12 education. Through this partnership, TeacherMatch looks to leverage Tripod’s analytic framework and survey results to support school improvement and professional learning for teachers. With the incorporation of new data from Tripod survey assessments, TeacherMatch will continue to build out their solution to ensure that each classroom has a highly effective teacher positively impacting student achievement.