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About Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson, Ph.D., is the Director of Efficacy and Implementation Research at Curriculum Associates. In this role, he is responsible for rigorously evaluating the impact of Curriculum Associates’ educational programs and understanding why they work, for whom, and under what conditions. Matt has been doing education research for more than 20 years, and his experience includes more than 10 years at the Institute of Education Sciences Funded Regional Educational Laboratory–Midwest, where he served as Director. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Educational Evaluation from Ohio State University.


Latest Posts

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ESSA Evidence Requirements: What “Works”?

ESSA evidence requirements fall under four levels, with Level 1 being “Strong evidence of effectiveness” and Level 2 being “Moderate evidence of effectiveness.” So what’s the difference and why doesn’t Curriculum Associates have any studies that meet Level 1 evidence standards?

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Grants and Funding Hub

Curriculum Associates’ grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.