Dr. Amber Gove is Director of Research within RTI’s International Education Division. Much of her recent work has centered on the development of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), a system-level diagnostic for understanding students’ foundation skills in reading. To date EGRA has been used in nearly 100 languages and 60 countries to inform policy and improve instruction. Dr. Gove nearly two decades of experience collaborating with government education departments in project design and impact evaluation, research and data analysis, and policy dialogue. She is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and has worked closely with government counterparts in more than a dozen countries to design and implement complex education projects and to develop plans to track project progress. Her research and policy interests include improvement and measurement of student learning; education finance; conditional cash transfer programs; and factors affecting achievement, enrollment, and attendance. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Gove designed and conducted a study of more than 1,000 families to assess the impact of Brazil’s conditional cash transfer program (Bolsa Escola) on student attendance and achievement. Her publications include a 2011 edited volume entitled "The Early Grade Reading Assessment: Applications and Interventions to Improve Basic Literacy" and "Early Grade Reading: Igniting Education for All." Dr. Gove received her PhD in International Comparative Education and her MA in Economics from Stanford University and is currently completing a Certificate in Literacy Instruction from George Washington University.