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Rebecca Carey provides leadership and management on large- and small-scale contracts and grants for research and evaluation projects at EDC. She brings experience in educational research, with a focus on collaborative research, and program evaluation, including randomized controlled trials of models of online professional development.
Carey is a Project Director for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. She oversees a large portfolio of education research studies and technical assistance activities in response to the needs of state and local education agencies across the region. She manages partner relationships and research staff to create relevant, responsive, and rigorous responses to education research questions as well as events bringing researchers and practitioners together to discuss bridging research findings into policy and practice. She is also the EDC-based Project Director for i3 Implementation Technical Assistance which provides assistance to i3 grantees across the nation in both one on one TA and in communities.
She works with Westat, American Institute of Research, WestEd, Education Consultant Associates, Chesapeake Research Associates and Nimble Assessments, and she has worked closely with the Louisiana Department of Education to provide ongoing evaluation support to its Virtual Academy.
Carey recently coauthored "Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies from Investing in Innovation." She is coauthor of “Developing a Coherent Research Agenda: Lessons from the REL Northeast & Islands Research Agenda Workshops, as well as several publications on virtual education, including “Online Courses for Math Teachers: Comparing Self-Paced and Facilitated Cohort Approaches”; “A Study of the Effectiveness of the Louisiana Algebra I Online Course”; “Comparing Self-paced and Cohort-based Online Courses for Teachers"; “Face-to-Face and Online Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers: A Comparative Study.” She also produced The Reinventing Education Change Toolkit, an online resource for schools and districts undertaking systemic change. She was a peer reviewer for The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment.
Before joining EDC, Carey was an organization change consultant for IBM, working with corporate and education clients and overseeing the creation of The Change Toolkit. She was also a high school history teacher.
Carey received a BA from Vassar College and an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education.