Janet Quint is a senior research associate at MDRC, a nonprofit education and social policy research organization. She has directed or participated in a number of mixed-methods studies of education reform initiatives. Currently, Quint leads a team examining the implementation of small high schools in New York City that were established with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also directing an evaluation of the impacts of Formative Assessments in Student Thinking in Reading (FAST-R), a Boston-based initiative to help teachers use data to improve students’ reading comprehension.
Quint was project manager for MDRC’s Scaling Up First Things First evaluation and is the author of a report synthesizing the findings of that study and those of two other MDRC evaluations of high school reform initiatives. She was also principal investigator of a study of a theory of instructional change enunciated by the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.
Before joining MDRC’s K–12 department, Quint played major roles in the organization’s evaluations of programs for welfare recipients and young mothers.
A graduate of Harvard University, she earned a master of arts in teaching from the University of Chicago and a PhD in sociology from the City University of New York.