John Rice

Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate John Rice develops and directs evaluations with local, statewide, and national agencies, and monitors project activities and budget expenditures.

Rice serves as a member of the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd. His responsibilities include oversight of research design, data collection, data analysis, and oral presentations and report writing. He also provides information on program improvement to school and district leaders and stakeholders.

Prior to joining WestEd, Rice managed and directed formative and summative evaluations of federal programs at the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. These evaluations included randomized controlled trials of school-based mentoring and violence prevention.

He also managed two descriptive outcome evaluations as part of the National Assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including an evaluation of the adequate yearly progress of schools accountable for students with disabilities and of a program to prepare teachers of students with disabilities.

In addition, Rice managed the congressionally mandated evaluation of the Regional Educational Laboratories, and designed evaluations of random student drug testing and after-school programs.

Rice received a PhD in human development (developmental psychology) from the University of California, Irvine.

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