Higher Achievement Richmond Virtual Data Briefing

Thursday, January 21
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Recent results from a randomized controlled trial study of Higher Achievement Richmond by the research firm MDRC demonstrate a statistically significant effect on report card grades, as well as positive findings on test scores and engagement.

On January 21, our virtual event will review the results of this study, explain the impact of the study findings on Higher Achievement Richmond’s program, and explore what it means for Richmond and the greater education landscape.



Katey Comerford (Higher Achievement). Katey joined Higher Achievement Richmond as Executive Director in 2019.

Jean Grossman (MDRC). Jean is Senior Fellow in K-12 Education Policy Area at the research firm MDRC. In addition to her position at MDRC, Grossman teaches courses on program evaluation and youth programs as a member of the faculty of Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Immediately prior to joining MDRC, Grossman served as chief evaluation officer for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Dr. Andrew Daire (VCU). Dr. Daire is dean of the VCU School of Education. He comes to VCU from the University of Houston, where he served as the College of Education’s associate dean for research. He has an academic and clinical background in counseling and psychology with an expertise in research, and his resume includes more than 25 years in higher education.