Andrea Sinclair - Manager, Validity Investigations in Education and the Workplace


Dr. Andrea Sinclair has over 15 years of experience conducting assessment and evaluation research in education, military, and organizational settings. Dr. Sinclair earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech. She applies her training as an I-O psychologist to projects for a variety of clients and purposes. For example, she’s designed and conducted studies to investigate the validity of large-scale student assessments for multiple states; she’s developed a prototype battery of video game-like performance assessments for the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; and, she’s led a job analysis of the coaching profession for the International Coach Federation (ICF). As the manager of a program that specializes in validity studies in education, she is particularly interested in education projects that allow her to apply her training as an I-O psychologist—for example, conducting job analyses to support teacher evaluation systems, identifying and developing non-cognitive predictors of career-readiness, and validating teacher credentialing systems. One of her areas of expertise is helping her clients to develop Theories of Action (TOA) for their programs and/or assessments. Using the TOA as the guiding framework, she helps her clients design and conducts research studies to address gaps in evidence to support the claims in their TOA.

Louisville, KY

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