- Laura Desimone
University of Pennsylvania
LAURA M. DESIMONE is associate professor of public policy and education at University of Pennsylvania. She studies policy effects on teachers and students; the effects of instruction on student learning, and how professional development interventions are translated to the classroom. Recent publications: Desimone, L.M., & Long, D., (2010). Does conceptual instruction and time spent on mathematics decrease the student achievement gap in early elementary school? Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS). Teachers College Record, 112(12); and Desimone, L. & Smith, T., & Frisvold, D. (2010). Survey measures of classroom instruction: Comparing student and teacher reports. Educational Policy, 24(2), 267-329.