Performance Assessment Research Assistant
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE)

Laura Gutmann currently works at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) as a performance assessment research assistant. She manages the development and implementation of a range of performance assessment tools for both teachers and K-12 students. This includes edTPA implementation support for pre-service candidates and teacher educators, as well as the growth of Stanford’s Performance Assessment Resource Bank (PARB). Previously, Laura received her doctoral degree in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a focus on how new teacher evaluation policies impacted instructional practices. While at UNC, she consulted to a DC charter network as an Education Pioneers Fellow, contributed to the FirstSchool project, and co-edited, “FirstSchool: Transforming PreK-3rd Grade for African American, Latino, and Low-Income Children”. Prior to that, Laura was the Vice President of Programs for a nonprofit that provided life skills curriculum and taught kindergarten in NYC. She earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College and received a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.