Jennifer Dugan is the Director of the Research and Assessment Division, which oversees the development, administration, and reporting of the statewide assessments that fulfill both state and federal requirements. Prior to assuming the role of Director, Ms. Dugan served as the Supervisor of Test Development within the Division of Research and Assessment. Before joining the department, she was a middle school teacher in Mathematics and also worked as a Mathematics Assessment Specialist at a Minnesota private company.
She has presented at national conferences on teaching and assessment and holds a M.Ed. degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.