Libby Pier

Libby Pier
Director of Impact,
Education Analytics

Libby Pier is the Director of Impact at Education Analytics, a non-profit organization based in Madison, WI, that conducts sophisticated statistical research to solve complex, pressing problems facing public education in the United States. She received a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously taught middle and high school English in Los Angeles through Teach For America.

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…
We illustrate the application of mixture IRT models to evaluate the possibility of 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…
This brief applies value-added models to student surveys in the CORE Districts to explore whether social-emotional learning (SEL) surveys can be used to measure effective classroom-level supports for SEL. The authors find that classrooms differ in…