Jane G. Coggshall is a principal researcher at AIR. She has served as project director for several multi-methods research studies, including evaluations of the effectiveness of teacher professional learning interventions, the state coordination of professional development, and the implementation of a tool to examine teacher observation protocols in terms of inter-rater reliability and correlation to student achievement outcomes. She has also authored or co-authored multiple policy papers for various audiences on the topics of educator quality innovations, job-embedded professional learning, educator capacity to stop the school-to-prison pipeline, Generation Y teachers, and supporting teaching effectiveness. For the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Dr. Coggshall spearheaded the development of the web-based Moving Toward Equity: An Online Policy and Practice Guide for Equitable Teacher Distribution and provided technical assistance to states and regions regarding equitable teacher distribution, teacher effectiveness and teacher preparation. She is currently a content lead for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.
Before coming to AIR, Dr. Coggshall taught middle-level mathematics in New York City. As part of her doctoral work, she conducted original quantitative and qualitative research exploring state-level reading policy, the use of portfolios for the assessment of beginning teachers, and the local effects of national teacher quality policy.
Ph.D., Education Administration and Policy and M.A., Education Studies, University of Michigan; A.B., Sociology and Program in Teacher Preparation, Princeton University