Washington, D.C. – Achieve today announced that Jennifer Sattem has joined its team in the role of Senior Fellow, Policy & Practice.
“We are so pleased to welcome Jennifer Sattem to the Achieve team,” said Achieve President Michael Cohen. “Her extensive experience in college and career readiness policy at both the state and national levels will be a tremendous asset to our research efforts, and we look forward to benefitting from her expertise.”
Jennifer brings to Achieve an extensive background in assessment, accountability, research, postsecondary engagement, and college- and career-ready policy more broadly. She previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education under Secretary John B. King. She worked on the development of federal regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for assessments and data and reporting, and she led the Department’s initiatives to expand and sustain Next Generation High Schools.
Prior to her work at the Department, Jennifer was a Fellow for Multiple Pathways and Postsecondary Engagement for the Regents Research Fund of the New York State Education Department. In this role, she led the development of statewide initiatives to offer multiple pathways to graduation and postsecondary readiness, implemented a strategic engagement effort with New York State’s postsecondary institutions to establish new policies for supporting the alignment of college- and career-ready standards, assessments, and placement policies, and led the state’s transition to computer-based testing.
Earlier in her career, Jennifer worked on college readiness issues at the Educational Policy Improvement Center and the Gateway to College National Network.