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Laura Hamilton is associate vice president of research centers for the ETS, overseeing the organization’s foundational research on a number of cross-cutting domains to help inform decision-making and advance the science and practice of learning and assessment. Hamilton’s own research has focused on producing evidence-based guidance to inform K-12 education policy and practice, particularly in the areas of social, emotional, and civic learning. A behavioral scientist, Hamilton previously directed the RAND Center for Social and Emotional Learning Research.

Work by Laura Hamilton

The Why and How of Increased Civics Instruction

With the implementation of Covid safety protocols in schools being hindered by widespread misinformation…

School Climate Surveys in State ESSA Plans

School climate and student engagement have emerged as key elements in promoting academic success. Recognizing…

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…

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