Senior Researcher, CPRE, University of Pennsylvania
Abigail Gray is a mixed-methods researcher and a former Philadelphia public school teacher. Her current projects include an efficacy and implementation study of an integrated literacy and science curriculum in Philadelphia kindergarten classrooms (funder: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences) and a mixed-methods study of the disciplinary practices leading to suspension of K-8 students in Philadelphia (funder: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. She was Co-Principal Investigator of the recently completed i3 evaluation of Reading Recovery. Gray has particular expertise in early literacy, and teaches both literacy methods and research methods courses at Penn and Drexel University. Gray holds a PhD in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Training Fellow. She is a certified reviewer of group design studies for the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse.