COE: Natalie Bolton
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Natalie Bolton received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville in 2008. She also has an M.A. in Secondary Education with emphasis in Social Studies Education, and a B.A. in Secondary Education, Social Sciences major in History and minor in Geography.

Natalie's research explores education policy, student achievement and social studies/civic education. She has special interest in large-scale assessments, standards-based education reform, classroom based formative assessment, standards-based grading practices, and program evaluation. Currently, Natalie is analyzing P-12 classroom assessment design, the impact of lesson study on social studies teachers practices and student learning, K-12 schools shifting to standards based grading and reporting systems, and conducting several program evaluations with local school and community partners in the St. Louis, MO region.