WestEd Senior Research Associate, Raifu Durodoye, is an educational researcher and practitioner whose work primarily consists of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of education programs and interventions. Durodoye also provides technical assistance to school districts and state education agencies and conducts studies of state education finance systems.
At WestEd, his work has been affiliated with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West, REL Northeast and Islands, REL Mid-Atlantic, and the Region 13 and Region 14 Comprehensive Centers. The thrust of his research and work with school districts and states has been to foster meaningful research-practice partnerships with the aim of improving outcomes for historically marginalized students and currently underserved communities.
At present, Durodoye is the co-principal investigator of an experimental study with the San Francisco Unified School District that concentrates on reducing racial discipline disparities for Black students. He is the lead quantitative analyst for an Education Innovation Research grant which will scale the Knowledge Acquisition and Transformation intervention, developed to increase student reading comprehension using teacher professional development and a web-based intelligent tutoring system. Durodoye also leads the evaluation of the EL Education ELA curriculum rollout in Detroit Public Schools Community District.