Degree: Ph.D., University of Washington
Faculty Assistant: Judith Wasserman
Blackorby serves as the Director of Research and Development for CAST and the Director of the Center for Education and Human Services at SRI. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of large-scale, multifaceted studies with research, policy, and practice implications. He has authored or co-authored reports and articles that have provided important information for the development of state and federal policy regarding special education, education reform and innovation, charter schools, and human services. Currently, he is the principal investigator on the National Study of Alternate Assessments, which is documenting states progress in implementing alternate assessment systems for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Blackorby holds a BA from Colgate University and a PhD from Washington University.