Amy Arneson

A Strategic Data Project Fellow through the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, Amy works on research and evaluation projects in STEM education, rural schools and youth development. She has extensive experience in assessment design and analysis, especially in K–16 mathematics and statistics education, and in building internal capacity for data collection, analysis and sense-making within educational agencies. She has a Ph.D. in education research and evaluation methods from the University of California, Berkeley.

“My experience as a public school teacher informs and fuels my passion for improving the educational experience of students. I am thrilled to be able to continue my career in the education sector by supporting other educators in putting their data to good use for the youth they serve.”

Strategic Data Fellow


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Blog Posts

Violence in the News Underscores the Importance of Listening to Students


December 22nd, 2016

A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable moment I’d experienced recently—something that had really stuck with me in the wake of all the trauma.

A Powerful Invitation


September 28th, 2015

"In my classrooms, I have tried multiple approaches, and through much experimentation, I’m convinced that what really matters is giving my students get as many opportunities as possible to practice subject-specific academic language through focused conversations with their peers."