CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Abigail Gray

Senior Researcher, CPRE, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Biography

Abigail Gray is a Senior Research Investigator at CPRE (University of Pennsylvania) UPenn and a Stoneleigh Fellow. She is Principal Investigator of several large, mixed-methods research projects being conducted in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). Her current and recent federally funded projects total more than $7 million and include an efficacy study of an integrated literacy and science curriculum in Philadelphia kindergarten classrooms (funder: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences) and two mixed-methods studies of school climate and discipline in Philadelphia schools (funder: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice). Previously, she was Co-Principal Investigator for the i3 evaluation of the scale-up of Reading Recovery (2016).

Dr. Gray’s Stoneleigh Fellowship focuses on building SDP’s capacity to pilot, evaluate, and scale up innovative approaches to improving school climate. She holds a PhD in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Training Fellow, and where she currently teaches mixed-methods and other research methods courses. She is a certified reviewer of group design studies for the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse.