Katie Wilczak is an education researcher working at the nexus of research, policy, and practice. Her background includes experience with Summit Public Schools and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) where she worked with schools, districts, and state policymakers to support the development and implementation of innovative performance assessments and evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of alternative systems of assessment. She led SCALE’s fieldwork and task piloting spanning 8 states for the Innovation Lab Network (ILN) Performance Assessment Project, as well as task collection, curation, and resource development for the Performance Assessment Resource Bank.
She previously worked with the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) and UCLA’s Center X to pilot an alternative school accountability system based on teacher-designed performance tasks. Katie also worked alongside Los Angeles educators to establish a history and performing arts pilot high school as a researcher with the National Center for History in the Schools.
Katie earned her M.Ed. from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.