- Senior Research Associate
Sheryl Lazarus, Ph.D. is a senior research associate at the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), and is the co-principal investigator for the National Assessment Center. In this position she addresses policy issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities and English learners (ELs) in assessments. She holds a Minnesota K-12 principal's license. Her research and technical assistance priorities include: comprehensive assessment systems, student participation, accommodations, balancing test security and accessibility, alternate assessments, technology, and teacher effectiveness. Dr. Lazarus also has expertise in formative assessment, school accountability, research design (including cost analyses), data-driven decision-making, rural education, and the economics of education. Dr. Lazarus has conducted research and done consulting in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. She has published extensively, including papers in peer-reviewed journals in both the fields of education and economics.