Richard S. Brown

Richard S. Brown
Strategic Data Project Fellow, Center for Education Policy Research,
Harvard University

Richard S. Brown is strategic data project fellow in the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University; chair of the Institutional Review Board at West Coast Analytics; and chief research scientist at the National Math and Science Initiative. He was formerly an associate research professor at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California; an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine; and a senior researcher at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. Brown received his MBA in organizational behavior/finance from University of California, Los Angeles, and his PhD in advanced quantitative methodology from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

updated 2003

Publications by Richard S. Brown
The recent approval of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) changes the landscape for evaluating school success. In addition to requiring student testing in math and reading for all students in Grades 3–8, a major component of the new law mandates…
Are the Reform Pieces Fitting Together?
"Crucial Issues in California Education 2000" is a successor to "Conditions of Education," a PACE publication since 1984. Conditions combined up-to-date data and ongoing trends in a wide variety of indicators relevant to state education policy. In…