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Roger Chu

Research Systems Developer

Pronouns: He/Him


  • M.S. in Urban Education: University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Mathematics: Georgetown University
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About Roger Chu

Roger Chu is a Research Systems Developer at RFA, where he leads RFA’s effort to expand its research capacity by identifying and creating efficient tools, techniques, and procedures to streamline research operations.

In addition, Chu leads RFA’s research on juvenile justice education for the Pennsylvania Academic Career and Technical Training Alliance and has supported quantitative and qualitative analyses for research on early childhood literacy, out of school time programs, and teacher professional development programs. Previously, Roger led the third-party evaluation of an NSF-funded teacher development program and was a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow. Prior to joining RFA, Chu taught middle school and high school mathematics.

  • My favorite cuisine is...

    Taiwanese beef noodle soup.

  • Can't stop listening to...

    Asian Kung-Fu Generation.

  • A fun fact about me is....

    that I am originally from Memphis, TN.

Key Projects by Roger Chu

The Implementation, Impact, and Cost-Effectiveness of Developmental Education Curricular Reform in California Community Colleges

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California Community Colleges Data Collection Project

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Evaluation of Jobs for the Future’s Student Success Center Initiative

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An Evaluation of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy

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Improving Early Literacy: An Evaluation of Early Reading Matters

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Career and Technical Training in Juvenile Justice Facilities: Increasing the Capacity of a Statewide Network to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

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An Examination of Youth Courts in Chester, Pennsylvania

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21st Century Grants: Tracking the Implementation and Success of Academically-Oriented After-School Programs

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Evaluating Project L.I.F.T.: A Cross-Sector Effort to Close the Achievement Gap

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Recent Publications by Roger Chu


Project LIFT: Year Four Student Outcomes Memo

Year Four marked the first year in which Project LIFT anticipated that long term outcomes would start taking shape. This expectation was, in part, based on the belief that after three years of added supports…