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Amy Cassata



  • Researcher 


Amy is involved in Outliers ongoing work focused on understanding and measuring the use of educational innovations and exploring the contexts that support or inhibit implementation and spread of practices to new users. She has played an integral role in the development of Outliers conceptual framework and instruments for measuring implementation of mathematics and science instructional materials programs. This work has been supported in her work as co-Principal Investigator of three related research studies. She currently oversees efforts to work with other researchers to adapt and customize Outliers implementation measurement instruments to meet their project needs. Her other research interests include measuring student engagement in STEM domains and measuring relationships between teacher attitudes and program use. Trained as a mixed methodologist, Amy received a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Human Development in Educational Contexts at the University of Rochester and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Prior to graduate work in research, Amy worked as a school psychologist in Texas and New York State.