Hui (Kim) Goutam, PhD
Manager, Measurement & Quantitative Sciences
Kim has conducted education research for over 10 years, focusing on the use of research to support student learning and addressing issues of equity and access. Her work began in policy research consulting, supporting the evaluation of school-based and adult education intervention initiatives. She continued in the public sector, having served as the lead evaluator of early learning programs in San Mateo County’s Office of Education (CA) and leading the research and analytics team responsible for data management, evaluation, and grant-funded development projects at Aspire Public Schools. Prior to NWEA, she was the research manager of product development and advanced analytics at DreamBox Learning, a gamified online learning platform for primary and secondary students in math and reading. She has a PhD in education (with a focus on quantitative research methods) from UCSB and has applied methodologies ranging from causal inference, psychometrics, as well as predictive and classification (ML) modeling in her work.