Cheng Shuang (Grace) Ji
Cheng Shuang (Grace) Ji is a senior researcher in the Research and Evaluation program at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include managing the state mapping project and conducting research on social-emotional learning, college and career preparedness, testing behaviors, and improving measures of social economic status. Ji also provides statistical support and reviews of technical documents and web publications for NAEP, which include data companions, survey design, sampling, instruments, data files, and the Nation’s Report Card.
She has extensive experience in research design, questionnaire design, data analysis, data collection, and program evaluations in the field of education, health, mental health, and family relations. Previously, Ji was a senior research analyst at Avar Consulting, where she led and contributed to various contracts and grants on statistical support and technical reviews, evaluation research, questionnaire development, and program evaluations. She was also a research instructor and project director at Georgetown University, where she conducted research on health behaviors and managed a physician-based clinical study to promote physician-patient communication on cancer screening recommendations.
Ph.D., Family Science, University of Maryland, College Park