CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Jonathan Supovitz

Co-Director, CPRE

Professor in Education Policy and Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Biography

Jonathan Supovitz is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). He has published findings from numerous educational studies and evaluations of school and district reform efforts and the effects of professional development on teacher and leader practice. Supovitz is an accomplished mixed-method researcher and evaluator, employing both quantitative and qualitative techniques. He has published findings from a number of educational studies, including multiple studies of programmatic effectiveness; the relationship between data use and professional development, teacher and leadership practice, and student achievement; studies of educational leadership; research on efforts to develop communities of instructional practice in schools; an examination of the equitability of different forms of student assessment; and the use of technology for evaluative data collection. His current research focuses on how schools and districts use different forms of data to support the improvement of teaching and learning. He also leads the Evidence-Based Leadership strand of the Mid-Career Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Supovitz recently concluded a four-year study of Common Core implementation in New York City schools through a grant from the General Electric Foundation.  He is currently conducting a social network analysis of Twitter users discussing the Common Core and how those discussions impact public opinion and policy.  Supovitz is also leading an implementation and evaluation study of the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) formative assessment program in Philadelphia schools.