Jason Entingh

Jason Entingh

Research Analyst

Jason supports a variety of projects through qualitative data analysis, survey administration, and data collection and visualization. Most recently, he has supported evaluations of learning acceleration efforts for both the Grand Valley State University Charter School Office and the Maricopa County Office of the School Superintendent by administering and analyzing surveys, focus groups, and interviews with stakeholders. Additionally, he has worked closely with our partners at First Steps Kent to evaluate the impact of the Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage and with the Michigan Department of Education to evaluate the implementation of the Statewide System of Support.

Jason’s work prior to joining Basis gave him firsthand experience teaching and mentoring students during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Bulgaria, he built skills in intercultural communication while teaching high school students in both in-person and virtual settings. Before his Fulbright experience, he worked as a Graduate Assistant Resident Director at Calvin University, where he provided leadership and support to on-campus students during a period of heightened social distancing measures. These experiences gave him insight into the social-emotional and academic effects of distance learning on students and continue to motivate his research on learning acceleration.

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics with honors and a minor in international development studies from Calvin University. As a student researcher at Calvin, he contributed to multiple projects, including mapping resources for returning citizens in Michigan and conducting ethnographic fieldwork with the Bosnian community in Grand Rapids.

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