Matt Brunetti is a Senior Program Associate on the Assessment Research and Innovation team at WestEd. He provides technical assistance to state departments of education and directs large-scale assessment and research projects, specializing in assessment research and innovation, data and psychometric analyses, early childhood assessments, and standard-setting.
Brunetti directed the development and implementation of the Ready for Kindergarten assessment system, which includes the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and Early Learning Assessment, funded by Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge and by Enhanced Assessment Grants. He continues to provide technical assistance, conduct data analyses, and develop technical reports for the KRA in Maryland, Michigan, and South Carolina, and for the ISPROUT (Early Learning Assessment) in Indiana.
Brunetti co-authored the supporting report on North Carolina’s statewide assessment system, as part of WestEd’s comprehensive action plan submitted to the North Carolina Supreme Court. Brunetti also has facilitated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress workshops, focused on assessment literacy and using performance tasks to improve student learning.
Prior to joining WestEd, Brunetti managed the implementation of web-based learning- and assessment-management systems for states and school districts. He has also taught mathematics in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts.
Brunetti received a BS in health and science studies/physical therapy from Quinnipiac University, an MA in mathematics from Western New England University, and a graduate certificate in educational research methodology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.