Christopher Young

As a Psychometrician, Chris helps to create informative survey items and to refine the quantitative feedback provided to practitioners so that it is accurate and useful. Chris also provides support across UEI by advising researchers about applying analysis techniques and providing an accurate interpretation of results for their particular audience. Chris’s background is in developmental psychology, a field where he has published on how to identify skills and choose among competing theories of cognition by comparing statistical models. Prior to joining the UChicago Consortium, he helped to develop an assessment system that pre-kindergarten teachers used to measure their students’ proficiencies in mathematical and literacy skills through play, and improve them. Chris focuses on using data to understand change over time. He hopes to build tools that measure and promote healthy schools and that help students to grow beyond expectations of past trends. He can be found running the lake shore path, occasionally with a dog.

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5Essentials Survey in CPS 5Essentials Survey in CPS Report Dec 2021
Supporting School Improvement: Early Findings from a Reexamination of the 5Essentials Survey Supporting School Improvement

Early Findings from a Reexamination of the 5Essentials Survey

Report Aug 2020
The Challenges Facing CPS Administrators

Roadblocks to School Improvement

Brief Apr 2019
Early Education Essentials Cover Early Education Essentials

Validation of Surveys Measuring Early Education Organizational Conditions

Article Dec 2018
Organizing Early Education for Improvement: Testing a New Survey Tool Organizing Early Education for Improvement

Testing a New Survey Tool

Report Mar 2018
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