Jacob Mishook, Ph.D.

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Jacob MishookDirector, Assessment & Accountability

Jacob Mishook, Ph.D., joined Achieve in March 2014 as Associate Director, Assessment and Accountability. In August 2017 he was promoted to Director. As part of the Policy & Practice team, Jacob is responsible for managing an integrated, coherent approach to guiding states in the transition to high-quality, aligned college- and career-ready (CCR) assessments, and providing guidance to states as they work to value, measure, and incentivize college and career readiness in their accountability and public reporting systems.

Prior to joining Achieve, Jacob spent seven years at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University as a senior research associate, where his work focused on district central office reform, college and career readiness indicators, and arts education. Prior to that, he worked as an educational researcher in the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International, in the area of science performance assessments and the validity of national and international assessments. He served as co-chair of the Districts in Research and Reform Special Interest Group (SIG) and as chair of the Arts and Learning SIG for the American Educational Research Association. Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology with honors in education from Stanford University and a doctorate in educational theory and policy from Penn State University. A California native, Jacob lives with his wife and two children in Catonsville, Maryland.

What brought you to Achieve?

“Achieve's long-standing and laser focus on high expectations for all kids drew me to Achieve. In the assessment space I've enjoyed the opportunity to work collaboratively with states and districts to ensure that only the minimum number of high quality, aligned tests are being administered to students, and that the information generated from assessments is meaningful for teachers, students, and parents.”


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