Jessica J. Bailey, research scientist, has expertise in educational research, evaluation, assessment, advanced statistical methods, technical support, and strategic dissemination. She specializes in supporting leaders and teachers in understanding data and using study findings to improve student outcomes.
Bailey designs and leads applied research, including quasi-experiments, correlational and descriptive studies, and quantitative and qualitative evaluations. Her work focuses on teacher evaluation, teacher retention, personalized learning, and data use. For the REL Northeast & Islands at EDC, Bailey works closely with Rhode Island stakeholders. She leads the Rhode Island Pipelines to College and Careers Partnership and creates resources for practitioners, including an online course on performance assessment.
A highly experienced facilitator and communicator, Bailey is skilled in writing recommendations for policymakers and presenting research and evaluation results to practitioners. She is adept at convening diverse stakeholders to discuss local needs, identify challenges, and create collaborative research agendas. Before joining EDC, Bailey was an assessment specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Education.
Bailey holds a PhD in Education, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Boston College.