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Dan Pratt

Dan Pratt

Principal Researcher


MS, Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, History, Duke University

Dan Pratt is a Principal Researcher at RTI International. Dan has led administrative and project teams who leverage cutting edge methodologies, survey techniques, 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 more than 30 years of experience directing large-scale, nationally representative 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 analyst. 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. Dan is the co-leader of a strategic equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) initiative for RTI’s largest business unit to create an environment where EDIB is recognized as quintessential values that are reflected in RTI's leadership, drive decision-making, resource allocation, and the development of RTI's programs, policies and practices.

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