Jonathan Schweig

Jonathan Schweig
Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Ph.D. in education, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in statistics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in curriculum and teacher education, Stanford University


Jonathan Schweig (he/him) is a senior behavioral/social scientist at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests are at the intersection of quantitative methodology and education policy, specifically on the measurement of instructional practice, school and classroom climate, and the development and implementation of teacher evaluation policies.

Schweig began his career as a mathematics teacher, and served as program director at Math for America. There, he worked collaboratively with teachers, principals, and district leadership to develop the program focused on recruiting, training, and retaining high-quality mathematics teachers in New York City public schools. Schweig earned an M.A. in curriculum and teacher education from Stanford University, an M.S. in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Selected Publications

Schweig, Jonathan, Laura S. Hamilton, and Garrett Baker, School and Classroom Climate Measures: Considerations for Use by State and Local Education Leaders, RAND Corporation (RR-4259-FCIM), 2019

McEachin, Andrew, Jonathan Schweig, Rachel Perera, and Isaac M. Opper, Validation Study of the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric, RAND Corporation (RR-2623-NTP), 2018

Augustine, Catherine H., Jennifer Sloan McCombs, John F. Pane, Heather L. Schwartz, Jonathan Schweig, Andrew McEachin, and Kyle Siler-Evans, Learning from Summer: Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-Income Urban Youth, RAND Corporation (RR-1557-WF), 2016

Herman, Rebecca, Ashley Woo, Elaine Lin Wang, Susan M. Gates, Tiffany Berglund, Jonathan Schweig, Megan Andrew, and Ivy Todd, Redesigning University Principal Preparation Programs: A Systemic Approach for Change and Sustainability — Full Report (Volume 3, Part 1), RAND Corporation (RR-A413-3), 2022

Wolfe, Rebecca L., Jonathan Schweig, and Elizabeth D. Steiner, One Year into the Pandemic, What Secondary Math Teachers Said About Challenges to Standards-Aligned Instruction and Skipping Content, RAND Corporation (RR-A827-8), 2022