Caitlin Scott

Caitlin Scott
Caitlin Scott
Research Director,
Learning Policy Institute

Caitlin Scott provides research direction and support at LPI. For the past two decades, her publications have focused on educator learning and change, as well as improving educational systems at all levels, especially for students traditionally underserved by public schools. She has a passion for helping teams of researchers conduct applied work that will make a difference for policymakers, educators, and students. Her support for research teams is informed by deep knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods, and by her commitment to ongoing learning. Prior to LPI, she was a consultant at the Center on Education Policy and a research manager at Education Northwest. Her policy-related research includes a 5-year multi-state study of school restructuring under the No Child Left Behind Act, a national survey of rural principals implementing federal School Improvement Grants, and a 6-year evaluation of the national Center on School Turnaround. She has also led multiple studies of teacher professional development initiatives. Scott earned her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Cleveland State University, a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Virginia, a Master of Arts in creative writing from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor's in English from Oberlin College.

Publications by Caitlin Scott
Policy Brief Ondrasek Feb 20
California is in the midst of a severe special education teacher shortage that threatens the state’s ability to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, who often have the greatest needs but receive the least expert teachers. To help…