Meg Guerreiro, PhD

Research Scientist

Meg Guerreiro’s previous career as a teacher in the School District of Philadelphia is the foundation for her work to make assessments equitable and accessible for all students. Her primary research interests include quantitative methodology within the context of educational measurement and assessment, understanding student experience through mixed methodology, and the impact of instructional technology on K-12 teaching and learning, specifically self-efficacy, cognitive engagement, and motivation for marginalized populations. In her current work, Dr. Guerreiro partners with schools and districts to explore and develop innovative approaches to assessment with the goal of removing barriers of access for all students.

Before working at NWEA, Dr. Guerreiro was an elementary and special education teacher and a special education administrator. In her previous work in product design, she led and developed projects including an augmented reality assessment to measure the Next Generation Science Standards, performance-based tasks to increase cognitive engagement in mathematics, peer-to-peer measures of collaborative problem solving using open text responses, and redesigned the traditional approach to measuring reading comprehension. She holds a PhD in Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership from the University of Oregon.