Sara DeMartino joined the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh in July of 2011 as a member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessment prototype team. In 2013, she became the Instructional Designer for the ELA team. Now, as a fellow, she leads in-house ELA curriculum development and works collaboratively with educators in various school districts on research, curriculum development, and professional development.
Sara earned her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include writing, peer review, and the use of technology in ELA classrooms. Saraâ€™s most recent publications are "Secondary students perceptions of peer review of writing," published in Research in the Teaching of English and "The reliability and validity of peer review of writing in high school AP English classes," published in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.