Jonathan May and Dr. David Parker become
advisors to Kusri.
Kusri soft launches and gets its
first paying customer in the same
week. Think Small, they’re awesome.
Dr. Michael Rodriguez,
Dr. Michael Harwell,
Dr. Mary McEathron
become advisors to Kusri.
Amanuel gets a job as a janitor at
the University of Minnesota and chats
it up with faculty and graduate
students for a few years.
Dr. David Parker advises us on the needs of applied researchers and nonprofits. Dr. Parker is the Research Director for ServeMinnesota, Minnesota’s state administrator for federal AmeriCorps funds. In that role, he has helped develop programming and training content for AmeriCorps Reading and Math Interventionists to support at-risk learners and their families. His research interests focus on assessments and interventions for students struggling with reading, writing, and math skills. His work has been published in multiple educational journals and in a book titled Curriculum-based Assessment for Instructional Design: Using Data to Individualize Instruction.
Dr. Michael Rodriguez advises us on measurement issues within Kusri (e.g. what question types to make available, best practices when developing measures, etc.). Dr. Rodriguez is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota and teaches graduate courses in measurement. His research interests include the psychometric properties of tests, measurement of social-emotional learning, psychometric meta-analysis, and item response models.