Dr. Nina Arshavsky joined SERVE as a Senior Research Associate in 2008. Dr. Arshavsky’s research and evaluation projects focus on STEM and high school reform efforts. She served as a Project Director for a number of projects, including the evaluation of the Math and Science Partnership ASSIST; the evaluation of the Race to the Top STEM initiative; and the evaluation of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction state-wide professional development initiative on formative assessment. Currently, she leads the evaluation of the MechTech Institute at Alamance Community College, coordinates an evaluation of the STEM Early College Expansion Partnership, and leads the observation data collection and analyses for two projects focused on inquiry and project-based learning. She coordinated research and evaluation of an elementary curriculum, Think Math. For more than ten years, she has also focused on studying the Early College High School model, the implementation of this model, and how it impacts student learning and post-secondary outcomes. In her evaluation projects, Dr. Arshavsky always works with clients collaboratively and uses evaluation tools to help them achieve their goals.
For over 30 years, Dr. Arshavsky’s work has spanned all aspects of math education, particularly in the middle and high school levels, including research and evaluation, curriculum development and professional development. With degrees in physics and educational psychology, she has worked to improve math education, working directly with students and teachers.