Dr. John Baker contributes to several of 21PSTEM’s projects and services, including the Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt (ECASE) and Instability in Education Systems, Randomized Controlled Trials, and Children’s Achievement (NSF PRIME grant). In the past, he contributed to the 21st Century Center for Research and Development in Cognition and Science Instruction (Cog Sci Center) and the Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (MSPGP). For ECASE, he helps direct project activities related to assessment design and scoring and works directly with teachers, principals, and the Egyptian government to develop and implement a new assessment system in secondary education. For PRIME, he analyzes teacher movement data in support of a reconceptualization of how teacher (in)stability is understood and measured. For the Cog Sci Center, he shared responsibility for data collection and validation, managed communication between implementation and analysis teams, and researched teacher attrition. For the MSPGP, he shared responsibility for collection, validation, and analysis of data from participating districts and researched school district expenditures in Pennsylvania. Dr. Baker’s research interests are in mathematics education and out-of-school time learning. He brings expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, psychometrics, program evaluation, and survey design. He is a former high school mathematics teacher.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum
B.A., University of Michigan, Mathematics