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Leslie Grant
Biographical Information

Leslie W. Grant, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and teaches in the educational policy, planning, and leadership area.  Her research interests focus on classroom-based assessments and teacher quality.  She is involved in several research projects, including international comparative case studies of award-winning teachers in the United States and China and the efficacy of development assessment literacy in pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and educational leaders. 

Leslie is the co-author of several books, journal articles, and technical reports including West Meets East:  Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the United States and China (ASCD, 2014), Teacher-Made Assessments: How to Connect Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Learning (Routledge, 2015), and Student Achievement Goal Setting:  Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning (Routledge, 2009).  She currently serves as the President for the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE).  Leslie has worked with school districts and has presented at international, national, and state level conferences in the areas of classroom-based assessments and the use of data to improve student learning.  She was a teacher and instructional leader before serving as a developer of state customized assessments for a test publishing company.  Dr. Grant received her doctoral degree in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in May 2006.