Dan Pratt is the Division Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at RTI International. Having served in the role since 2020, he leads a staff of more than 200 who leverage cutting edge methodologies, survey techniques, technologies and practical educator experience to improve education and workforce opportunities and empower learners of all ages. His research interests include education surveys, longitudinal studies, adaptive and responsive design, mixed-modes data collection, and the use of technology in study implementation. Mr. Pratt has nearly 30 years of experience directing large-scale, nationally representative longitudinal studies conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. He currently leads the High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 2022 (HS&B:22). HS&B:22 focuses on understanding how high school experiences affect young adults’ learning and educational and career choices. Additionally, it explores their transitions from high school to college, the labor force, or adult roles.
Mr. Pratt joined RTI in 1987 as a programmer. With expertise in computer science, data processing, and software engineering, he developed many of the technical underpinnings of RTI’s key projects in survey research. Mr. Pratt has presented his research at conferences and workshops and has prepared technical reports and journal articles.