Rachel Quenemoen
Senior Research Fellow


  • Assessment
  • Education reform
  • Special education

Rachel Quenemoen is a senior research fellow at the National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota and a project director and co-principal investigator at the National Center and state Collaborative GSEG. Quenemoen conducts research and provides technical assistance on educational change processes, in order to ensure that students with disabilities are included in and benefit from reform efforts. She has worked for 35 years as an educational sociologist focused on research to practice efforts – from local, regional, state, and national position – specializing in building consensus and capacity among practitioners and policymakers. She is the project director for the NCEO partnership of 24 states and five national organizations, the National Center and State Collaborative, one of two federally-funded consortia building alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.