Senior Associate

Quint has led or participated in a number of mixed-methods studies of education reform initiatives in both the K-12 and community college systems. She recently directed MDRC’s evaluation of the implementation and impacts of the expansion of Success for All, a whole-school reform initiative aimed at helping elementary school students become competent readers. The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through its first Investing in Innovation competition. Quint also directed an evaluation of the Developmental Education Initiative (DEI), which entailed remedial education reforms in 15 community colleges. DEI was financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation. Previously, Quint led a team examining the implementation of small high schools in New York City. She is the author of a report synthesizing the findings from MDRC evaluations of three high school reform models, as well as a methodological brief on cluster random assignment. Before joining MDRC’s K-12 policy area, she played major roles in two MDRC demonstration programs for young mothers on welfare, as well as other studies of employment and education programs for welfare recipients. A graduate of Harvard University, she received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Chicago and a PhD in sociology from the City University of New York.