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Daniel Bugler

Daniel Bugler is a Senior Research Associate at WestEd. Prior to joining WestEd, Bugler was Vice President for Research at the Atlanta Education Fund, where he conducted research and analysis to aid the work of sustaining reform in the Atlanta Public Schools. He served for four years as Chief Research, Evaluation, and Accountability Officer for Chicago Public Schools. There he was responsible for annual assessments of nearly 400,000 students, for the statistical analysis of student, school, and district data, for evaluating the impacts of the district's educational programs and initiatives, and for the district's school accountability and performance measurement policies. In addition, Bugler held positions with Chicago Public Schools, Georgia's Office of Education Accountability, and the Applied Research Center at Georgia State University. He conducted research and evaluations of merit-based scholarship programs, school accountability ratings, student data systems, and school outcomes. Bugler served on the steering committee for the Consortium on Chicago Schools Research, on the Board for the Illinois Education Research Council, on the Appeals Advisory Committee, and on the Task Force for Growth Models for the Illinois Board of Education.