Belen Chavez

Belen Chavez
Senior Research Associate,
Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University

Belen Chavez is a senior research associate at PACE. In that role, she focuses both on improving data quality and on helping education policy leaders and researchers by providing them with actionable data. She is an applied data analyst and has previous data experience in e-commerce, utilities, and litigation consulting. Before joining PACE, she managed the Stanford Education Data Archive at the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University. She received her bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Irvine, and her master’s degree in economics from Duke University.

updated 2021

Publications by Belen Chavez
Seven Key Facts
Students are considered chronically absent when they miss 10 percent or more of school for any reason. Left unaddressed, chronic absence can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by Grade 3, reaching grade-level standards in…
In October 2023, the California Department of Education released test scores for all students in Grades 3–8 and 11 for the 2022–23 school year. These results represent an opportunity to analyze whether and to what extent student learning has…