Job Candidate Anandita Krishnamachari

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Anandita Krishnamachari is a doctoral student in Research, Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development. Anandita's work focuses on program evaluation and quantitative analysis. She has methodological expertise in research design, program evaluation, implementation science, and advanced quantitative methods. While her dissertation focuses on using rigorous methods to inform teacher preparation, her evaluation experience includes examining the impact of accountability policies under No Child Left Behind on student outcomes and the impact of full-day preschool on children's academic and non-academic outcomes.

Anandita's has co-authored publications in Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and the Oxford Bibliography. In addition, she regularly presents at national conferences organized by the Association for Public Policy and Management, Association for Education and Finance Policy, American Education Research Association and the Society for Research on Educational Eectiveness.

Before coming to UVa, Anandita worked as a Data and Policy Fellow at Achievement First, a charter management organization that operates a network of 30 schools in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. She handled their accountability requirements, minimizing distraction at the school level in the reporting process. She earned her B.A in Sociology from the University of Madras in 2013, India and her M.S in Social Policy from the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

Faculty Advisor(s): Vivian Wong and Julie Cohen


  • Cohen, J., Wong, V. C., Krishnamachari, A., Berlin, R. (2020). Teacher Coaching in a Simulated Environment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 42(2), 208-231.

  • Anglin, K., Krishnamachari, A. & Wong, V. C. (2020). Methodological Approaches for Impact Evaluation in Educational Settings. Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Anne Hynds. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Wong, V. C., Wing, C., Martin, D., & Krishnamachari, A. (2017). Did States Use Implementation Discretion to Reduce the Stringency of NCLB? Evidence From a Database of State Regulations. Educational Researcher, 0013189X17743230.

Working Papers:

  • Wong, V. C., Coady Wing, D. M., & Krishnamachari, A. (2018). The Impact of Intensifying State Accountability Pressures on Student Achievement under No Child Left Behind. EdPolicy Works Working Paper No. 63.

Research in Progress:

  • Krishnamachari, A., Wong, V. C. & Wing, Coady (In progress). Is Accountability Healthy for Students? Evidence from NCLB Implementation.

  • Krishnamachari, A. (In progress). Examining the Role of Personal Factors in the Development of Self-Efficacy Beliefs Among Pre-Service Teachers.

  • Krishnamachari, A., Wong, V. C. & Steiner, P. (In progress). Using Multiple Research Designs to Conduct Systematic Replication of Results: An Example from Teacher Education.

  • Krishnamachari, A., Wong, V. C. & Cohen, J. (In progress). Re-Examining the Evidence on Coaching in Teacher Education Using Systematic Replication.

  • Sebastian, R. & Krishnamachari, A. (In progress). Early Bird Gets the Worm: The Impact of Simulated Practice and Coaching on Potential Teachers.

Awards & Honors:

  • Dean's Travel Fellowship, School of Education and Human Development, UVA November 2018

  • Dean's Travel Fellowship, School of Education and Human Development, UVA February 2019

  • Dean's Travel Fellowship, School of Education and Human Development, UVA November 2019

  • Dean's Merit Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania August 2013

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, University of Madras June 2013


  • Teaching Assistant, Educational Statistics I; Lead Instructor: Vivian Wong (Fall 2018)



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