Nancy Lawrence

Professional Title
Research Scientist
About Me (Bio)
Nancy R. Lawrence has a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations & Policy from University of Colorado, Boulder. Lawrence has written on diverse topics, including formative assessment, cultural literacy, gender politics, political activism, and workplace learning. Currently, Lawrence is directing an NSF-funded project that implements a proficiency-based assessment system in Algebra I and Geometry classes in suburban, rural, and urban classrooms. She is also the co-PI of a Gates-funded study looking at middle and high school teachers' use and uptake of formative assessment tools in math, language arts, social studies, and science.
The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education

This project is researching the efficacy of a learning and assessment system that emphasizes students' attaining proficiency or better on a limited set of high value learning objectives in Algebra.