WIDA Quantitative Researcher
Anna Rhoad-Drogalis is an Inclusion Researcher at WIDA. Anna’s work has been focused on improving educational opportunities for students through mixed methods and quantitative education research that can be applied to inform policy and support evidence-based decision making. She provides research support to the Advancing Alternate English Language Learning Assessment (Advancing ALTELLA) project that focuses on English Learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Anna's current research focuses on understanding how educators make decisions regarding accessibility, accommodations, and alternate assessments.
Anna has a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in quantitative methods from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed a postdoctoral research position at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy at the Ohio State University.