Meghan BrennemanDirector of Character Assessment Programs

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Meghan uses her background in research, K-12 education, and project management to lead our character assessment programs. She develops items, designs research studies, interacts with schools, and works with thought leaders in the field to create robust opportunities for enhanced character skills measurement.

Prior to joining our team in 2017, Meghan worked in research and development at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), leading efforts to develop assessments to measure noncognitive skills for educational and workforce contexts. While at ETS, Meghan was one of the original team members who worked on both the Mission Skills Assessment (MSA), a longitudinal battery measuring six fundamental skills for middle school students, and the Character Skills Assessment (CSA), to provide schools with more information about a students’ character skills as part of the holistic admission process.

Prior to ETS, Meghan consulted for several national organizations and served as associated faculty at LaSalle University, Philadelphia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been documented in more than 20 publications and she has presented at more than 50 conferences and client meetings. She earned her Ed.D. and M.S.Ed in education at the University of Pennsylvania and holds bachelors’ degrees in elementary and special education from East Stroudsburg University.