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Jeff Allen, PhD
Jeff Allen is a statistician in Applied Research. He specializes in longitudinal research of educational outcomes, student growth models, and validation of college readiness measures.
Jeff Conway, PhD
Jeff Conway is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist who studies the validity and efficacy of ACT's workforce assessments.
Jeffrey Steedle, PhD
Jeffrey Steedle is a senior research scientist in Validity and Efficacy Research specializing in postsecondary outcomes research and validity evidence for ACT's workforce assessment programs.
Kate Walton, PhD
Kate Walton is a Principal Research Scientist in ACT’s Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning. Her primary research interests are in developing social and emotional skill assessments and evaluating the validity and efficacy of ACT’s social and emotional skill assessments and curricula.