Jose Palma
Graduate Investigator

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Assessment
  • Common Core assessments
  • Early learning
  • English language learners
  • Language acquisition
  • Race and diversity
  • Research and methodology
  • Standardized tests

Jose Palma is a researcher and doctoral student in the quantitative methods in education program at the University of Minnesota. His research interests focus on addressing the methodological challenges in assessment development and evaluation and the testing practices of individuals from Hispanic populations. His work has covered such topics as language assessment, bias reviews, opportunity to learn, and other socioemotional factors that influence learning among Latino youth. Palma currently works for the Spanish Individual Growth and Development Indicators (S-IGDI), an early literacy measure for preschool children who are bilingual in Spanish and English. He has also worked with the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M), Pearson AIMSweb, and the Dirección General de Evaluación e Investigación Educativa (DIGEDUCA) and USAID Guatemala.