Associate Director of Research & Evaluation
Jill Claxton is an Associate Director of Research & Evaluation for HighScope Educational Research Foundation. She has collected program and child data and trained others to do so both nationally and internationally in her 20+ years with HighScope. She has coordinated and supervised several projects, which entail monitoring multisite research efforts, serving as a liaison with partner sites, establishing guidelines for representative sample selections, and disseminating data findings. She served as the project coordinator for the design, development, and publication of the Family Child Care Program Quality Assessment and Infant-Toddler Program Quality Assessment. Ms. Claxton is currently leading the revision efforts of the Preschool Program Quality Assessment and an examination of the costs and benefits associated with the expansion of Michigan’s state-funded preschool program, the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP).