Alison Hauser is a researcher with AIR focusing on early childhood. She is currently the survey task lead in the Evaluation of California’s Transitional Kindergarten Program and assisted with survey development on the Edwin Teaching and Learning project for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Hauser is has been a site lead on the Instructional Technology Initiative in Los Angeles Unified School District. She has collected data on technology use in the district through CLASS observations, technology observations, interviews, and focus groups. Ms. Hauser has investigated early math practices in preschools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties for the Heising-Simons Foundation. She has developed web-based materials including online video resources for administrators and teachers and provided technical assistance to school administrators for the U.S. Department of Education’s “Doing What Works” website. She has also assisted in the evaluations of the School Readiness programs for First 5 LA, the Preschool for All programs for First 5 in San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and Early Reading First for the U.S. Department of Education. Her skills include data collection management, survey design using cognitive testing and focus groups, survey administration and analysis, certified CLASS observer, technical assistance, web materials development, and report preparation.
Prior to joining AIR, Hauser was an assistant study director at the Center for Survey Research at UMass Boston where she provided project management for many national and local health care policy surveys.