Roy L. Johnson, M.A.
Director, Evaluation, Intercultural Development Research Association
Roy L. Johnson, M.S., directs IDRA Evaluation, ranging from federal to corporate funded projects, international to national, state to local in scope. He designs methodologies for research and evaluation studies, designs data collection instruments, manages data collection and data analysis activities, and coordinates the development of research and evaluation reports. Johnson has more than three decades of experience in educational evaluation and research at all educational levels from elementary, secondary and post-secondary. He oversees a wide range of projects from local educational programs to state educational programs to federal educational programs. He conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses to assess program implementation and impact.
Roy L. Johnson, M.S.
- “Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12: While Attrition Rates Continue their Decline in Texas, Schools Lost One in Four Students” IDRA Newsletter, October 2012
- “Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2010-11: High School Attrition Continues Downward Trend – Universal High School Graduation is Still a Quarter of a Century Away,” IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2011
- “More than 3 Million Students Have Been Lost from Texas High Schools Since 1986,” IDRA Newsletter, October 2010
- “School Holding Power – A Quality School Indicator,” IDRA Newsletter, October 2009
- “Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2008-09 – Overall Attrition Rate Declines, But Gaps Persist Among Racial and Ethnic Groups,” IDRA Newsletter, October 2009
- “Texas Dropout Counts Using the National Center for Education Methods Decline from 2006-07 to 2007-08,” IDRA Newsletter, October 2009
- “Bilingual Education in Texas – Where It is Now, and What is Still Needed,” with Albert Cortez, IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2008
- “Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2007-08 – At Current Pace, Schools Will Lose Many More Generations,” IDRA Newsletter, October 2008
- “Dropout Counts Reported by the Texas Education Agency Continue to Swell,” IDRA Newsletter, October 2008
Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from the
and a master’s degree in urban studies from
Through his work at IDRA, Mr. Johnson provides accurate, reliable and useful information so that program managers and funding sources can make quality decisions that affect students. He conducts formative and summative evaluation studies for IDRA projects and projects implemented by clients. He served as an expert witness in a case brought before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas involving equity in education for English language learners.
He has served as lead evaluator and principal investigator on a number of IDRA evaluation and research studies. From 1979 to the present, Mr. Johnson has served as the lead evaluator of IDRA’s equity assistance center that serves the states of
Texas. Other notable assignments include the lead evaluator of eight at-risk youth model programs funded by the Texas Department of Commerce and overall project evaluator of eight teacher recruitment and retention projects funded by the Texas Education Agency.
Mr. Johnson has conducted evaluations in a number of programmatic areas including Title VII, state bilingual, English as a second language (ESL), Chapter I regular, Chapter I migrant, state compensatory, magnet schools, school desegregation, adult and family literacy, and school desegregation. As an external evaluator, he has coordinated the evaluation of numerous federal education programs including Smaller Learning Communities, Teaching American History, Transition to Teaching, 21st Century Community Learning
Centers, National Science Foundation STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP), Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Magnet School Assistance, and Community Technology
Centers. He coordinates IDRA’s annual attrition studies which have monitored the number and percent of students lost from public secondary school enrollment since 1986.
Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He annually participates in technical assistance conferences conducted by the U.S. Department of Education for project directors and evaluators.
IDRA is an independent, private non-profit organization, directed by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., dedicated to strengthening public schools to work for all children. As a vanguard leadership development and research team for more than three decades, IDRA has worked with people to create self-renewing schools that value and empower all children, families and communities. IDRA conducts research and development activities, creates, implements and administers innovative education programs and provides teacher, administrator, and parent training and technical assistance.
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