Jade Lee

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Office: Education, Morrill Hall Rm 310, Durham, NH 03824
Jade Lee

Dr. Jade Caines specializes in educational assessment and evaluation. Prior to her arrival at UNH, she spent a year and a half as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and almost 10 years as a K-12 public school teacher. Also, she has worked as a researcher for several organizations, including the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing at UCLA and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.


  • Ph.D., Education, Emory University
  • M.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • B.A., Stanford University

Research Interests

  • Assessment development and validation
  • Educational equity
  • Fairness in testing
  • Increasing stakeholder participation in assessment design
  • Measurement and evaluation methodologies

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 882: Intro to Research Methods
  • EDUC 885: Introduction to Assessment
  • EDUC 886: Issues in Assessment
  • EDUC 972: Intro toEducational Evaluation

Selected Publications

Evans, C. M., & Lee, J. C. (2018). Value-added assessment of teacher preparation programs in the United States: a critical evaluation. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 25(5), 519-539. doi:10.1080/0969594x.2016.1255180

Covay Minor, E., Desimone, L., Caines Lee, J., & Hochberg, E. D. (n.d.). Insights on how to shape teacher learning policy: The role of teacher content knowledge in explaining differential effects of professional development. education policy analysis archives, 24, 61. doi:10.14507/epaa.24.2365

Evans, C. M., Lee, J. C., & Thompson, W. C. (2016). “First, Do No Harm?”: A Framework for Ethical Decision-Making in Teacher Evaluation. In Student Growth Measures in Policy and Practice (pp. 169-188). Palgrave Macmillan US. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53901-4_9

L. Bridglall, B., Caines, J., & Chatterji, M. (2014). Understanding validity issues in test-based models of school and teacher evaluation. Quality Assurance in Education, 22(1), 19-30. doi:10.1108/qae-12-2013-0053

Caines, J., L. Bridglall, B., & Chatterji, M. (2014). Understanding validity and fairness issues in high-stakes individual testing situations. Quality Assurance in Education, 22(1), 5-18. doi:10.1108/qae-12-2013-0054

Jade Caines., & George Engelhard, Jr.. (2012). How Good is Good Enough? Educational Standard Setting and its Effect on African American Test Takers. The Journal of Negro Education, 81(3), 228. doi:10.7709/jnegroeducation.81.3.0228

Clarke Vivier, S., & Lee, J. (n.d.). Because Life Doesn't Just Happen in a Classroom: Elementary and Middle School Teacher Perspectives on the Benefits of, and Obstacles to, Out-of-School Learning. Issues in Teacher Education.

Most Cited Publications