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Jacqueline Zweig conducts quantitative research that provides new insights into educator effectiveness, data use, and virtual education. She has expertise in all facets of research design and analysis, but specializes in statistical and econometric analysis.
Zweig manages applied research and evaluation studies for REL Northeast & Islands. She has conducted studies for three REL research alliances: Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, and Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance. She is also the Alliance Researcher for REL Midwest’s Virtual Education Research Alliance. Recently, Zweig co-led the development of local assessment support resources for the Illinois State Board of Education, including online modules, assessment development workshops, an assessment review tool, and other supporting materials.
Zweig is the author of several publications, including “Professional experiences of online teachers in Wisconsin: Results from a survey about training and challenges”, “Online Course Use in New York High Schools: Results from a Survey in the Greater Capital Region.” and “Teacher evaluation and professional learning: Lessons from early implementation in a large urban district." Her forthcoming publication, “Writing Evaluative Feedback: A Tool to Support Teacher Learning and Growth,” will be published in the January 2017 issue of Principal Leadership.
Before joining EDC, Zweig was the Director of Metrics at the New York City Department of Education's Office of Talent Research and Data. As the director, she developed quantitative methods to measure a teacher’s contribution to student learning, contributed to the design of a pilot teacher evaluation system, and supported the development of data systems related to teacher effectiveness initiatives. She was a Massachusetts Education Policy Fellow in 2014/15 and is currently a Research Fellow for the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.
Zweig received her BA in Economics from Colby College and her PhD in Economics, with a concentration in Applied Microeconomics, from the University of Southern California.