Larry Condelli
Managing Researcher and Practice Area Director


  • English language learners
  • Remediation and intervention

Larry Condelli is a managing director in the Workforce and Lifelong Learning Program at the American Institutes for Research, where he leads the adult learning group. Condelli was instrumental in developing the National Reporting System, the national accountability system for the federally-funded adult education program. He directs the NRS state technical support project and provides training and technical assistance to states on accountability and using data for program management and improvement. Condelli also serves as senior advisor to U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education-funded projects on improving teacher effectiveness and professional development for teachers of adult ESL learners, analyzing data to identify correlates of teacher effectiveness, and aligning content standards to the NRS framework. Condelli directed the What Works Study for adult ESL literacy students, the first large-scale empirical study of the effectiveness of instructional practices for adult ESL students, and the Adult ESL Literacy Impact Study, an experimental study examining an ESL literacy intervention.