Schumacher

Krista Schumacher

Affiliations
Technical Writer, OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation and Center for Rural Health, Oklahoma State University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Family Policies
  • Preschool Education
  • School Reform
  • Children & Families

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About Krista

Schumacher’s research focuses on sociodemographic and socioeconomic indicators of risk for poor school readiness and the use of risk indexes to inform early childhood policy. She has also conducted research on measurement issues in program evaluation, social determinants of health, and statistical literacy; has served as program evaluator for several federally funded higher education programs, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields; and has volunteered as a peer reviewer for annual meetings of the American Evaluation Association.

Podcast

Publications

"Oklahoma School Readiness Risk Report 2013: Predictors in School Readiness," (with Naneida Lazarte Alcalá), Oklahoma Department of Human Services Practice and Policy Research Quarterly, March 31, 2013.
Documents the process of developing the Oklahoma School Readiness Risk Index (SRRI), which ranks counties according to index scores and groups them into four risk levels, ranging from high to low risk.
"Oklahoma School Readiness Reach-by-Risk Report 2014," (with Naneida Lazarte Alcalá), Oklahoma Department of Human Services Practice and Policy Research Quarterly, March 31, 2014.
Presents the results of research examining the extent to which children in counties with a high prevalence of school readiness risk factors have access to quality early childhood education and child care. Implications for policy and resource allocation are discussed.

In the News

"Why Tracking School Readiness Matters," Krista Schumacher (with Naneida Lazarte Alcala), OK Policy Blog, OK Policy, July 1, 2014.