John Madura

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John Madura
Research Associate II

Mailing Address: 

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

John P. Madura brings significant expertise in quantitative research methodologies, as well as a keen interest in examining aspects of interpersonal perception that occur in school settings and impact school achievement and teacher evaluation. He draws upon multivariate statistical techniques to address complex hypotheses with longitudinal and correlational data and specializes in the use of factor analysis, finite mixture modeling, structural equation modeling (SEM), multilevel modeling (MLM), latent growth curve modeling (LGM), psychometrics, and model fit.

Madura is contributing his expertise to the Ocean Tracks-College Edition (OT-CE) Project—a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded initiative that is measuring student academic learning and affective changes in students participating in an ocean science curriculum. He is also working as a researcher on a Jobs for the Future-funded grant investigating the evidence for student-centered learning to develop latent class models of students participating in student centered learning in schools. He is also working as the quantitative lead for an evaluation project with Google aimed at increasing the participation of underrepresented students in computer science and coding. 

Madura is a co-author of the book Instrument Development in the Affective Domain (Springer) and regularly presents his research at the annual conferences of national organizations such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Prior to joining EDC, Madura was a mathematics teacher for several years and served as a cryptologic officer for the U.S. Navy.

Madura received a BA in pure mathematics (logic and computability) from Boston University, an MA in history and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is expected to complete a PhD in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in measurement, evaluation, and assessment, from the University of Connecticut in 2017.