Jason Altman, MA

Jason Altman is a Board Member of the TerraLuna Collaborative who began his career providing evaluation support to education programming in K-12 public schools in 2002. Jason is skilled in qualitative methodologies, data analysis, data collection, report writing and technical assistance/professional development. He has supported federal, state, and local departments of education, as well as federally funded projects and technical assistance centers. Jason has a strong history in impact evaluation and working with student achievement data, specifically large-scale assessment data. In all project work, he emphasizes elevating the voices of the most affected, and often least empowered stakeholders as well as deeply considering nuance and context at the local level.

He has served as the external evaluator for education programs such as the Minnesota Humanities Center Educational Strategy in Omaha Public Schools, America Reads Mississippi, and the Purple Feet Foundation’s thinc® program and other various initiatives including the state personnel development grants for educators in New York, Missouri, and Louisiana.

Jason is a published professional with more than 40 academic papers, reports, and journal articles, and more than 80 academic presentations to his credit. He is the author of numerous online video tutorials and is a Tableau 8 data visualization tools Desktop Qualified Associate. Previously the primary internal evaluator for the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team at Discovery Education, Jason supported system evaluation efforts related to Discovery Education’s online tools.

Jason’s career in program evaluation started at the National Center on Educational Outcomes where he spent extensive time surveying, interviewing, and observing students, teachers, and administrators on a variety of educational topics and outcomes related to large-scale state assessment. He developed extensive qualitative skills in a previous career as a journalist with a small suburban newspaper. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Evaluation Association, and the Minnesota Evaluation Association. Jason has a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Administration with a focus in Program Evaluation from The University of Minnesota.

Jason Altman currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for TerraLuna Collaborative.