Drey Martone completed her doctorate in the Teacher Education and School Improvement (TESI) program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007, and received her B.A in Economics and Sociology from Amherst College and her M.S.T. from Fordham University. Her doctoral dissertation evaluated the impact of teachers' participation in a standards-assessment alignment study. She has presented her research related to this topic at regional and national conferences. Drey is a Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager for the Center for Educational Assessment at UMass, where she is currently working on the development of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) for Mathematics and Reading. Drey's research interests include teacher education, standardized and classroom based assessment, and methods of improvement for schools labeled as underperforming.

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