Jade Caines Lee


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Affiliate Assistant Professor, Leitzel Center
Assistant Professor, Education

Jade Caines Lee is an Affiliate Assistant Professor with the Leitzel Center and an Assistant Professor in the UNH Education Department. She received a B.A. in Urban Studies/Education from Stanford University, a Master's in Teaching Secondary English from Brooklyn College, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies (with a Measurement & Evaluation focus) from Emory University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Education Policy and Methods.

Prior to her arrival at UNH, she was a K-12 public school teacher (for nearly a decade), a Research Associate at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing at UCLA, and an evaluation research consultant with numerous organizations including foundations and evaluation firms.

Her research areas include assessment development, the application of validity/evaluation frameworks to education assessments, and the evaluation of interventions that improve teaching and learning for underrepresented student groups. Active research projects include a summer reading intervention for struggling adolescent readers, an application of an evaluation framework to examine policies developed to use student achievement test scores to evaluate teachers and teacher preparation programs, and an investigation of factors related to teachers' participation in informal learning opportunities for their students (i.e., museums and science centers).

In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, she also teaches introductory, graduate-level courses at UNH including Statistics, Educational Evaluation, Research Methods, and Educational Assessment.