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Ed.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A.T., English Education, Brown University
B.A., English & History, Oberlin College
Biography / Academic Interests
David Allen’s research has focused on collaborative teacher inquiry and assessment of student learning. He is currently studying theater artists’ collaborative practices and how these can be related to those of teacher learning groups. He has been a researcher at the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST), Teachers College, Columbia University; Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education; and the Coalition of Essential Schools, Brown University. Professor Allen has taught English and ESL at the elementary, secondary, college, and adult education levels. He received a Fulbright fellowship to study school reform in Poland.
Scholarship / Publications
Allen, D., Ort, S., Schmidt, J. (2009). Supporting Classroom Assessment: Lessons from a Small School. Theory into Practice, 48:1 (Winter), pp. 72-80.
Allen, D., with Ort, S., Constantini, A., Reist, J., & Schmidt, J. (2008). Coaching Whole School Change: Lessons in Practice from a Small High School. New York: Teachers College Press.
Blythe, T., Allen D., Powell, B.S. (2007). Looking Together at Student Work, Second Edition. Teachers College Press, New York.
Allen D. & Blythe, T. (2004). The Facilitator’s Book of Questions: Tools for Looking Together at Student and Teacher Work, Second Edition. New York: Teachers College Press.
Allen, D. (Ed.). (1998). Assessing Student Learning: From Grading to Understanding. New York: Teachers College Press.