Juan D’Brot, Ph.D. joined the Center team as a Senior Associate in February 2016 where he consults with multiple states and organizations as a subject matter expert supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of assessment and accountability systems.

His background in measurement, research, evaluation, policy analysis, and strategic planning enables him to help states and educational entities solve intricate problems in assessment and accountability where policy, technical, and practical issues intersect. Juan has led and contributed to work on developing and evaluating accountability systems under ESSA, evaluating growth models, exploring graduation options for students based on local legislation, developing peer review submissions, and designing statewide assessment and accountability systems.

He provides technical assistance and consultation directly to several states and territories across the country; is the state advisor for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) State Collaborative on Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment; is on several state technical advisory committees; serves as a subject matter expert to other educational technical assistance providers and agencies; and regularly participates in invited or peer reviewed presentations at professional conferences focusing on assessment, accountability, and research in education.

Prior to working at the Center, he was the Senior Director of Research at Data Recognition Corporation where he provided leadership and assessment vision as the liaison between DRC Research and other departments. He was also responsible for designing, computing, monitoring, and evaluating all traditional and IRT statistical analyses. Previously, he served as the Director of Strategic Research Solutions for CTB and as the Executive Director of Assessment, Accountability, Research, and Evaluation for the state of West Virginia. As the Executive Director, he was responsible for the administration, development and implementation of all aspects of the statewide assessment system, the state and federal accountability systems, and providing strategic and direct oversight of grant-based and independent research and evaluation services for the department.

He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with an emphasis in quantitative methods from Capella University.

Juan D’Brot, Ph.D. is a Senior Associate at the Center for Assessment. His work focuses on assisting clients solving intricate problems in assessment and accountability design and implementation where policy, technical, and practical issues intersect.

Recent and Relevant Publications

D’Brot, J. D. (2016). A system of performance standards: Policy reviews as an additional layer of validity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education: Washington, DC.

D’Brot, J. (2017). Considerations for Including Growth in ESSA State Accountability Systems. Council of Chief State Schools Officers: Washington, DC.

D’Brot, J.M. & Keng, L. (2018). An introduction to accountability implementation: A preface to the operations, performance standards, and evaluation resources. Council of Chief State Schools Officers: Washington, DC.

D’Brot, J.M. & Keng, L. (2018). Accountability identification is only the beginning: Monitoring and evaluating accountability results and implementation. Council of Chief State Schools Officers: Washington, DC.

D’Brot, J., Lyons, S., & Landl, E. (2017). State systems of identification and support under ESSA: Evaluating identification methods and results in an accountability system. Council of Chief State Schools Officers: Washington, DC.

D’Brot, J. & Marion, S. (2018). Alabama state assessment system: Recommendations from the assessment task force. National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment: Dover, NH.

Blog Posts Authored by Juan D'Brot

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