STEM Research & Assessment Coordinator
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
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Dr. Lindsey Perry earned her Ph.D. in Education from Southern Methodist University in 2016. She also holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas - Arlington, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas - Austin. After teaching elementary and middle school mathematics for two Texas school districts, Lindsey served as the Assistant Director of Mathematics and as a Mathematics Assessment Specialist at the Texas Education Agency. She has also developed and led professional development opportunities for teachers in Uganda and Malawi and worked on an international mathematics assessment for students in grades 1 - 3.
For her dissertation research, Lindsey collected validity evidence to support the interpretations made about overall student performance about numeric relational reasoning and spatial reasoning using the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) Relational Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning subtasks. Her dissertation was nominated by SMU for the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Also while at SMU, she worked on multiple assessment and intervention research projects aimed at improving mathematics achievement for all students.
Lindsey's current research interests focus on investigating students' spatial and relational thinking abilities, developing mathematics assessments for young children and validating the interpretations of of those assessments, and training educators on how to use data from assessments to make instructional decisions.