Title: Research Analyst, Computational Thinking Equity Project
Research Organization: Center for the Transformation of Schools; School of Education & Information Studies; University of California, Los Angeles
Start Date: Immediately
Application Link: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=84003

Job Description:
The Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies serves as a thought partner and critical source of support for schools, districts and county offices of education across the country in fulfilling their mission of ensuring that all children receive the education they deserve. CTS’ research and tools helps school systems, government leaders and community members reimagine the ways in which they can raise academic achievement by getting students more motivated and involved in learning, building on their strengths and the cultural resources of their families, and using education
as a means to break cycles of poverty.
Under the general direction of the CTS Directors, the Researcher-Analyst will play a significant role in carrying out mixed methods research projects related to the National Science foundation, assist Project Directors in developing and facilitating the design and structure of a collaborative computational thinking pathways model that will be utilized by educators and school’s system leaders across Los Angeles. The Project will support an iterative Research Practice Partnership (RPP) design process that will include convening monthly research meetings involving students, educators, administrators, nonprofit partners and Los Angeles Unified School District. The Researcher-Analyst will focus on disparities in school discipline, achievement, graduation rates and other prioritizing work in California but including other states and federal level programs. The Researcher-Analyst will be deeply involved in the design, organization, management, and analysis of quantitative data in order to examine patterns of disparities in education, discipline, and access to educational supports or resources along a broad set of demographic and economic quantitative and qualitative data sources. Incumbent will participate in the educator pipeline, collaborative research, report writing, and dissemination, including public presentations of research findings and assistance with strategy
development for policy change work in California among all the CTS research projects. This position will be based at the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. Some travel to conduct field work and to attend conferences/meetings will be required.

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