Jason Greenberg Motamedi

Jason is a senior researcher in Education Northwest’s Center for Research, Evaluation, and Analysis. His research supports educators in the Pacific Northwest and around the country in the areas of English learner student instruction and related issues such as teacher development for bilingual and dual-language instruction. Jason also led REL Northwest’s researcher-practitioner partnership with the Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB), providing technical assistance and conducting rigorous research to support the PESB, higher education and other stakeholders to design and evaluate alternative route and “grow your own” teacher programs to increase the number of bilingual teachers and teachers of color in Washington.

My work at Education Northwest combines my passion for equity with my desire for learning, enjoyment of problem solving and love of teamwork. My projects working to improve English language learner outcomes or evaluating school or district programs push me a little past my knowledge and comfort level, so I am always learning and working with others.

Mixed Methods Evaluation and Research

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Blog Posts

How Teachers of Color Can Make a Difference in the Classroom and Beyond


February 25th, 2019

Hiring more teachers of color benefits all students academically and builds the school community—and it's the right thing to do.

A Strategy for Predicting How Long It Takes for ELL Students to Reclassify


March 18th, 2016

Researchers Jason Greenberg Motamedi and Malkeet Singh write about how they used a methodology developed by medical researchers to create a useful tool for determining how long it will take students to pass a language proficiency test and exit English learner services.

Building Bilingual Pride Through Credits for Proficiency


October 22nd, 2014

English learners entering high school have to learn both English and grade-level content to begin accumulating credits to graduate. Unfortunately, in many cases, English language development courses do not provide the necessary credits. So how are students supposed to graduate if their required...