Michael S. Garet

Vice President and Institute Fellow

Michael S. Garet is a vice president and Institute Fellow at AIR. His areas of specialization include methodological issues in evaluating the impacts of educational interventions, the analysis of large-scale survey and assessment data, and the analysis of organizational structure and process. His recent work has focused on teacher quality and professional development in reading, mathematics, and science. 

Dr. Garet is currently serving as principal investigator for an experimental study of the impact of teacher and leader evaluation systems, and co-principal investigator for an experimental study of the impact of teacher professional development in fourth-grade mathematics, conducted for the Institute of Education Sciences.  He is also co-principal investigator for a large-scale evaluation of the Intensive Partnership Sites for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Deeper Learning Network Schools for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Dr. Garet was project director for a large-scale randomized field trial supported by the Institute of Education Sciences examining the effectiveness of teacher professional development in middle school mathematics, and a parallel study in early reading.  Dr. Garet was also co-principal investigator for a national longitudinal study of No Child Left Behind.

Before joining the staff at AIR, Dr. Garet was an assistant professor in the School of Education at Stanford, and an associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern, where he taught courses on research methods and on schools as organizations. Recent publications include work on the effects of teacher professional development appearing in the Educational Researcher, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Teachers College Record, and the Peabody Journal of Education.

Ph.D., Management, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

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