John W. Young is a Senior Fellow for Research with Student Achievement Partners. He previously held positions as the Head of Research for the International Baccalaureate Organization, Director of the Higher Education Research Group at the Educational Testing Service, and as an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Rutgers University. In 1999, he received the Early Career Contribution Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education for his research on the academic achievement of students of color. In 2014, he served as the President of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. In his career, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and has delivered more than 100 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University, his master’s degree in education from Harvard University, and his master’s degree in statistics and Ph.D. in educational research from Stanford University.