Jonathan Schweig

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Behavioral/Social Scientist
Santa Monica Office


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


Jonathan Schweig is a social scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research interests are at the intersection of quantitative methodology and education policy, specifically on the measurement of instructional practice, the development and implementation of teacher evaluation policies, teacher turnover, and teacher retention.

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.


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    The Opt-Out Reckoning

    Criticism of standardized testing is nearly as old as the testing itself. Will the opt-out movement promote meaningful and enduring changes in the educational system, and will these changes benefit the most at-risk and disadvantaged students?

    May 10, 2016 U.S. News & World Report