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Laura Hamilton is a senior behavioral scientist and distinguished chair in learning and assessment at the RAND Corporation. She directs the RAND Center for Social and Emotional Learning Research and co-directs the American Educator Panels, RAND’s nationally representative survey panels of teachers and principals. She also serves as faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and has served as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Sciences and Policy program.

Work by Laura Hamilton

Measuring Social-Emotional Skills, Carefully

In the often-fraught debate over education policy, there is growing agreement that educators should pay…

Learning How to Measure Social and Emotional Learning

We know that content knowledge alone cannot determine students’ success. This is true in school—where…