About the Author
Beverly J. Dretzke, PhD, is a research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI). She serves as a principal investigator and project manager for projects related to program evaluation in school districts throughout Minnesota. Evaluation projects that she has worked on include studies of teacher professional development, Chinese language programs, and small learning communities. Prior to joining the staff at CAREI, Dretzke was a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she taught courses in statistics, measurement, and educational psychology. She received her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.