Scott Naftel

Statistical/Quantitative Project Associate
Washington Office

Education

M.A. in public administration, University of Alabama; B.A. in political science, University of Alabama

Overview

Scott Naftel is a quantitative project associate at the RAND Corporation. He evaluates education policy using quantitative methodologies and analysis of national databases, survey data, and achievement data. Naftel has experience from multiple projects in building databases for value-added modeling of teacher and program effects on student learning. He is presently working on a summer learning project evaluation for the Wallace Foundation and a study of the long-term effects of grade retention polices for the U.S. Department of Education.

Naftel served as deputy director of the National Longitudinal Study of No Child Left Behind for the U.S. Department of Education. His previous projects include studies of teacher supply and demand in Texas and implementation of whole school reform models under the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program and the New American Schools initiative. Naftel has also worked on numerous studies of human resources management issues in the military. He earned his master's degree in public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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