Babette Gutmann, who joined Westat in 1990, is the Vice President and Practice Director for Education Studies. Ms. Gutmann’s area provides technical assistance, and conducts research and evaluation on education-related issues and programs at the federal, state, and local levels.
This team provides expertise on education issues at the forefront of improving student achievement: early childhood, STEM, equity, and teacher and principal leadership. The unit also uses a toolkit of innovative approaches to collect data, including randomized control trials, quasi-experimental designs, and mixed methods. Our technical assistance, research, and evaluation studies assist clients with policy decisions and help drive improvements across a wide array of education topics.