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Data Analyst / Research

Austin, Texas, 78758, United States
March 23, 2011

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Professional Skills:

Offering over ** years of experience in research, data analysis, teaching and in the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of local, state, national, and international research projects and community service programs:

*Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

*Command of data analysis and evaluation designs and rubrics

*Expertise in validation and measurement instruments

*Create and manage large data bases

*Plan, design, develop and evaluate programs

*Monitor progress and support teams

*Experienced conference, radio and television speaker and presenter

*Demonstrated success in preparing and delivering workshops

*Fully bilingual English and Spanish

*Outstanding ability to interact with individuals of diverse backgrounds

Recent Work Experience:

Data Analyst, ESC 13 Texas Center for District and School Support: 2010 to03/2011

• Develop Grand Rounds database of services to capture joint impact of programs set forth by Texas Center for District and School Support on student achievement to support coordination of efforts of multiple programs serving our Texas schools.

• Identify trends in Professional Service Provider (PSP) actions performed to supplement campus School Improvement efforts through qualitative and quantitative analysis.

• Identify trends in PSP school improvement efforts to direct program design addressing training needs of current PSPs.

• Launch and manage the selection, implementation, training and administration of in-house web-based data collection system to ensure the integrity and safekeeping of the research and evaluation projects’ data.

• Created data dashboards for reports in which I collect, analyze and organize data that informs student achievement decision making. These dashboards assist in the dissemination of information in an audience friendly format.

• Created rubric to examine the research and evaluation portion of grants.

Campus and District Accountability/ Systemwide Testing Coordinator, Austin Independent School District: 2005-2010

• Expanded broad experience in research design and data analysis to study and support program implementation in K-12 learning institutions.

• Compiled and analyzed performance data, and evaluated success of education improvement plans.

• Collected and analyzed student data results for the Superintendent and School Board.

• Designed and managed production of dashboards with stakeholders input to summarize performance of individual campuses for the community at large.

• Coordinated efforts to monitor and ensure compliance with Early Childhood Education state filing requirements.

• Ensured the quality and integrity of data for governmental reporting while serving as a point of contact for official institutional data reporting to the State Education Agency.

• Verified accuracy of electronic data collection systems. Created and transmit data sets in prescribed formats to state-contracted evaluators and the state department of education.

• Provided technical assistance to district and campus administrators, planning committees, and other personnel to identify and develop assessment tools, to gather, enter, query, report and interpret assessment data, to support academic and administrative units to develop improvement plans and deliver data driven instruction.

• The activities focused extensively on collecting, and using Reading First and NAEP students and staff data to support and assess performance in the public school system and address the Special education testing needs to meet accountability requirements.

International Collaborative Research Coordinator The University of Texas Austin, TX / Research Associate -ITESM Mexico City-Mexico 2001 to 2005

• Conducted large scale evaluation research. Lead and coordinate the inter-organization international collaboration. Identified and developed data collection instruments and procedures. Provided technical assistance to district and campus administrators, planning committees, and other personnel to identify and develop assessment tools, to gather, enter, query, report and interpret assessment data, to support academic and administrative units to develop improvement plans and deliver data driven instruction.

• Designed, managed, and supervised on-site and web-based data collection. Oversaw Web Hosting and database management for the project.

• Documented major results achieved, and performed, and recommended actions for the achievement of goals.

• Conducted and coordinated data analysis and managed data acquisition activities to document, and compile data; Interpreted data analysis results. Disseminated results and performed as a spokesperson for the research project. Contributed to the profession through conference presentations, technical assistance, and professional development for the data collection staff, and preparation of reports.

• The Professional Development on Collaborative Learning Summer Programs promoted the development and use of collaborative learning based methods of teaching and learning by exposing participants to what they need to latter set in place in their teaching practice. For the Summer Institutes, I organized, assisted the planning, provided feedback regarding content and instructional strategies, and conducted research with participants. While the programs were running, I was a Community Builder, Liaison and Host and conducted follow up research


• Post-Doc, University of Texas at Austin (2004-2006), Systemic Change in Higher Education. Curriculum and Instruction.

• Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin Instructional Technology (2004), Curriculum and Instruction.

• M. A. Evaluation, University of Texas at Austin (1979), Educational Psychology.

• Licenciado en Psicología, (1969), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Selected Professional Development and Training:

Data Management, Research and Evaluation:

*Dimensional Data Modeling at The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) (2011)

*Text Analysis for Surveys and Survey Authoring (2010)

*Management of National Data Bases (2005-2008) National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Development and management of large research data bases (1998-1999), Dr. Kaenan Hertz, from Macro International under contract with Centers for Disease Control.

*Access data bases intermediate level (1998).

*SAS Intermediate (2002, 2010), for the Analysis of Mixed Multilevel Models.

*Educational Planning and Evaluation Based on Needs Assessment (1980), Roger Kauffman, University of Florida

*Total Quality Management (1997), University of Texas at Austin.

Instructional Design:

*Interservice Procedures for Training (1980), Gary, D. Borich.

Other Professional Experience:

1998-1999 Director of Information Systems/Research Specialist, National Domestic Violence Hotline, Texas Council on Family Violence

1994-1997 Multimedia Producer/Trainer /Data Analyst Monitor/ Interviewer, Office of Survey Research, The University of Texas at Austin

1996-1997 Assessment Specialist, Austin Learning Academy, Austin, Texas.

1969-1993 Psychologist Private Practice, Monterrey, Mexico. Co-Director of Psicologia Corporativa S. C, Co-Founder of Niños del Mañana and Compartir Research and Community Service Programs, Talent and Co-Producer of 150 TV Ayuda Programs and radio talk shows.

1975-1989 Professor and Researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Selected Conference Presentations

De Hoyos, M. L. C. & Resta, P. (2009). The Relationship between Teamwork Skills and Team Flow in a Collaborative Learning Environment. Paper presented at AERA 2009-04-15 San Diego, CA:

De Hoyos, M. L. C., Hord, S. H., Resta, P., González, C. E., & Barajas, L. (2007). Achieving 21st Century Student Outcomes from Innovation Implementation. Paper presented at AERA 2007-04-09 Chicago, ILL.

Resta, P., De Hoyos, M. L. C., González, C. E., Hord, S. H., Hall, G. (2006). Bridging the Giant Leap from Cooperative Learning. Faculty Development to Students Outcomes. Paper presented at AERA 2006. San Diego, CA.

Resta, P. & De Hoyos, M. L. C. (2005). Peer Assessment and Individual Accountability in Online Collaborative Learning. E-Learn 2005 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2004.

De Hoyos, M. L. C. & Resta, P. (2005). Development and Validation of a Web Based Tool for Individual and Group Accountability. American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2005 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada April, 2005.

González, C. E. Resta, P. & De Hoyos, M. L. C. (2005). Barriers and Facilitators on Implementations of Policy Initiatives to Transform the Higher Education Teaching-Learning Process. American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2005, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada April, 2005.

Resta, P., & De Hoyos, M. L. C. (2004). Peer and Self Assessment Systems for Students and Instructors in On-line Collaborative Learning, E-Learn 2004 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Washington, D.C, November 2004.

De Hoyos, M. L. C. & Resta, P. (2004). Meaningful Interactions in Vital Collaborative Learning Teamwork Experiences, Ed-Media 2004 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, Switzerland, June 2004.

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