Emma Alterman
Research Associate, K-12 Education

Alterman is an implementation, qualitative methods, and operations specialist whose expertise includes stakeholder interviews, qualitative analysis, and large-scale, multisite implementation data collection. Her work largely focuses on high school structures and supports and the transition to college and career. She is currently leading implementation research on two Institute of Education Sciences research grants based in New York City high schools: the P-TECH 9-14 Evaluation, a high school model that gives students college experience and workplace exposure, and the Study of Urban Assembly, a school support network. She also does qualitative work on the XQ Schools Study, a study of high school design and redesign. Alterman recently led the development and analysis of the Reconnecting Youth compendium, examining programs serving opportunity youth for the Department of Health and Human Services. Her other current and prior work includes evaluations of United2Read, Networks for School Improvement, New Visions for Public Schools’ Drive to Write, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior. Alterman has worked as a resource manager for the K-12 Education policy area, overseeing project budgets and staffing, building project work plans, and working on long-term planning with department leaders. Alterman holds a BA in sociology from Johns Hopkins University.