Libby Pier

Libby Pier
Director of Impact,
Education Analytics

Libby Pier is research manager at Education Analytics, a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, that conducts sophisticated statistical research to solve complex, pressing problems facing public education in the U.S. Pier received her PhD in learning sciences from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

updated 2021

Publications by Libby Pier
Evidence From Interim Assessments in California
At the first anniversary of school closures due to COVID-19, nearly half of the K–12 students in the U.S. were attending schools that were either fully remote or offering hybrid instruction, with more than 70 percent of California students attending…
Evidence from the CORE Districts
Since spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been abruptly interrupting regular instruction in almost all schools in the U.S. One year later, policymakers, district administrators, and educators are still balancing the benefits and risks of…
This article illustrates the application of mixture IRT models to evaluate respondent confusion due to the negative wording of certain items on a social-emotional learning (SEL) assessment. Using actual student self-report ratings on four social-…
Evidence From the First Large-Scale Panel Student Survey
A growing number of school systems use self-report surveys to track students’ social-emotional development as a tool to inform policy and practice. In this article, the first large-scale panel survey of social-emotional learning (SEL) simulates how…