Mary Klute, PhD, is a senior researcher at Marzano Research. She works with a team that provides technical assistance and conducts studies focused on educator effectiveness, closing the achievement gap, and college and career readiness.
Dr. Klute has directed several multisite research and evaluation studies, including the Denver Preschool Program Child Outcomes Evaluation project, evaluations of two Early Reading First grants, and a validation study of a school readiness assessment called the ESTART. She was also senior director of research and evaluation at Clayton Early Learning, a Denver-based nonprofit focused on early childhood education, where much of her work was focused on how early childhood education programs use data for improvement.
Dr. Klute’s research has appeared in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Early Education and Development, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
She earned a doctorate in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University.