Art Burke

Art provides methodological assistance to colleagues planning research and evaluation studies, as well as conducting advanced statistical analyses of education data. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and enjoys reading, working out, and the mild winters of the Pacific Northwest.

I believe that social science research methods play a role in improving not only education, but also all of society.

Senior Advisor, Methodology


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Blog Posts

A Tool to Help Support Districts’ Efforts to Assess their English Learner Program


June 8th, 2018

On our blog, we discuss a new research-based tool designed to help districts assess their English learner programs—and optimize their support for English learner students.

Partnering To Develop Research-Based Recommendations for Teaching English Learners


October 26th, 2015

Researcher Art Burke writes about a successful collaboration that eased the way for a district to translate research into practice and improve teaching for English learners.

Discipline and Achievement on State Assessments for English Learner Students in Oregon


August 4th, 2015

Do English learner students miss more class time due to discipline than their non-English learner peers? Art Burke examines this and other questions in his newly published REL Northwest study.

Early Identification of Students Most at Risk of Not Graduating on Time


May 4th, 2015

I’m a researcher at Education Northwest. I’ve worked in district offices and parented six children who are now adults, so for both personal and professional reasons, I have a long interest in helping young people succeed in school. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is producing results that...