Jennifer O’Day
Institute Fellow


  • Accountability
  • Education reform
  • School reform

Jennifer O’Day, an institute fellow in the education program of the American Institutes for Research, has carried out research and written extensively in the areas of systemic standards-based reform, educational equity, accountability and capacity building strategies. For the past 10 years, much of her work has centered at the district level, including several comprehensive studies of district-wide strategies to improve instruction and student learning. A central focus of this work has been on strategies for both individual and organizational learning. O’Day serves as a senior advisor the Aspen Urban Superintendents Network and chairs the California Collaborative on District Reform, which joins researchers, district practitioners, state policymakers, and funders in an on-going, evidence-based dialogue and collective action to improve instruction and learning for all California students. She is co-principal investigator for the Study of School Turnaround, funded by the Institute for Educational Sciences, and of the Study of Deeper Learning Opportunities and Outcomes, funded by the Hewlett Foundation.