An education researcher, Julie Riordan, PhD, studies the influence of policy on outcomes for students. Her research interests include teacher preparation, evaluation, and effectiveness; mathematics education; collaborative research models; and comprehensive school reform efforts. She specializes in quantitative methods, including multivariate analyses, implementation research, survey research, and utilization of national data sets.
As director of research for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC, Riordan leads large-scale research studies and fosters partnerships between researchers and practitioners. She advises several national education initiatives and frequently presents at conferences. Prior to joining EDC, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at American University.
Riordan holds a PhD in educational policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
“[We want] to make sure that every voice at the table is heard, which is important when you have research alliances with different roles and organizations that are represented.”
Implementation Study of Teacher Evaluation in New Hampshire: An Example of Stakeholder Engagement
REL-NEI Data Catalog Tool for College Readiness
An Innovative Approach to Studying the Implementation of a New Teacher Evaluation System in a Northeast State
Working Collaboratively with Practitioners to Build State and District Capacity to Use Data for Decision Making
Riordan, J., Lacireno-Paquet, N., Shakman, K., Bocala, C., & Chang, Q. (2015). Re-designing teacher evaluation: Lessons learned from a pilot implementation in New Hampshire. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.
Shakman, K., Breslow, N., Kochanek, J., Riordan, J., & Haford, T. (2012). Changing cultures and building capacity: An exploration of district strategies for implementation of teacher evaluation systems. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.
Shakman, K., Riordan, J., Sánchez, M. T., DeMeo Cook, K., Fournier, R., & Brett, J. (2012). An examination of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems. (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2011–No. 129). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.
This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC.