Ryan Education Consulting delivers research-based educational products for both the K-16 and corporate settings. Ryan Education Consulting utilizes learning theory and content expertise to develop content that will stick with people (students or employees) and/or truly assess what they understand...
Ryan Education Consulting LLC offers item writing services for multiple choice, free response, and technology enhanced items in Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science and Engineering as well as other subject areas. Ryan Education Consulting LLC can write to specific standards for standardized assessments or to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Are you looking to design an after school program or learning environment outside of the traditional school setting? Consider hiring Ryan Education Consulting LLC to help. We have a background in the Learning Sciences and can help you design for maximum appreciation!
We utilized Ryan Education Consulting for a recent textbook project. Stephanie's work ethic, frequent communication, and rapid delivery of material were very much appreciated. Her academic background provides for extraordinary insight regarding the most effective delivery of pedagogical assessments. Her role was critical to ensure our learning objectives and assessment tools were appreciably rigorous and comprehensive. I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Stephanie and look forward to working with Ryan Education Consulting on all of our future projects. Read more
February 21, 2019, Justin was a client of Stephanie's.We've had the fortune of working with Stephanie on a few content creation projects over the past year. In a startup environment, things are always constantly changing, moving at a fast pace, and deadlines are tight. Stephanie's efficiency has been greatly appreciated to help us meet our project goals with high quality results. Her communication is excellent and she always listens to feedback, which has made my life as a manager a breeze. Overall, Stephanie is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to collaborating with her as we continue to build our content roadmap. I highly recommend her services, especially to teams that need results on a short timeline! Read more
I worked with Stephanie for over four years creating hundreds of high-quality STEM assessment items/clusters and curriculum. Her ability to create clear and concise assessments that allow a diverse population of students to bring to bear their mastery of the science standards is unrivaled. Moreover, her keen sense of generating comprehensive machine rubrics, that account for all types of correct student responses makes her a leader within the educational product market.Additionally, her construction of these products required a sharp attention to detail to ensure that the items were tightly aligned to the science standards, were imbued with the correct content, and presented all facts and figures in a precise and age-appropriate manner. Her ability to quickly generate high-quality product, opened up other opportunities for Stephanie, namely facilitating client meetings and working across content areas within the company. One of the steps we used in generating science assessments is to present those products to a committee of educators and stakeholders. The committee facilitator trains the committee how to use the online test delivery software, how to review the product for correct science content and that it is also free from any language/bias/accessibility issues, so that it is fair for a diverse student population. To successfully facilitate a client meeting requires poise and patience, an unparalleled ability to focus a group on quickly achieving the meeting's objectives and a problem-solving mindset. Stephanie consistently exceled at facilitating client meetings. Her ability to quickly and effectively train the educators on their responsibilities and her solutions-oriented mindset made her a trusted go-to for successfully managing client meetings for several state education departments. I had myriad opportunities to observe Stephanie working with educator committees and state assessment coordinators. She made sure to listen closely and understand all constructive criticism given by the committees and coordinators. That, in combination with her ability to swiftly propose worthwhile solutions gives her another highly sought-after skill within the K-12 education market.Stephanie's skills and abilities were not just realized by members of the science team. Her dedication to the craft of high-quality assessment creation was appreciated by the English/ language arts (ELA) department. The ELA group consistently relied on her to find a multitude of reading passages that could be used in those assessments. This project required that she develop a deep understanding of the ELA standards, and then perform meticulous and time-consuming research to find passages that could be aligned to an ELA standard, contained accurate information, were free-use, & could allow for worthwhile assessment to be built around.Read more
Stephanie is an expert curriculum developer who deeply understands both the science content and pedagogy. We are lucky to have her as an author on Chicago Public School's science curriculum. She is very receptive to feedback, efficient, and extremely easy to work with. I would recommend her for any science writing project.
Stephanie and I worked together at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in their Assessment Development Group for a year and a half. Prior to that we worked together for three years when as an educational consultant she was part of a team that was among other things, developing and supporting the implementation of a new science curriculum across 60 Chicago Public high schools while I headed up STEM Education for the District.I have always enjoyed my time working with Stephanie, and came to know her as a truly valuable asset to any team. She is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. As a curriculum developer, she excelled at connecting real-world phenomena with their underlying concepts to create truly engaging learning experiences. Due to her understanding of content and pedagogy, she excelled in supporting science teams in the adoption and implementation of new curricula. As an assessment developer her skill set again shown through. Stephanie has an amazing facility with item construction, testing, and evaluation. Her depth of STEM knowledge is consistently reflected in the wide range of items that she can create. Her scientist's skepticism translates into a passion to understand item performance as well as a desire to ensure that the items and forms meet the needs of all stakeholders.While her knowledge and expertise of content, pedagogy, and assessment is substantial, Stephanie's sensitivity to the clients' needs is what truly sets her apart from others in this field. On numerous occasions, she put this skillset to work to ensure that projects came to fruition not only hitting the key deliverables but also on time and on-budget.Read more
Stephanie was an amazing contributor to our educational content tagging project here at WebAssign. She was extremely prolific, insightful, responsive, reliable and prompt. Not only that, she was just plain pleasant to work with, a trait that shouldn't be ignored.
Stephanie consistently demonstrates goal oriented and time sensitive action. Her knowledge of chemical education and learning sciences research is vast and she thoughtfully applies her knowledge to both her own empirically rigorous and intellectually interesting work and to other's work when lending a thoughtful ear. I have known and collaborated with Stephanie for over three years and I have witnessed her research interests develop into an exciting research program. Stephanie's commitment to and passion for understanding science learning and fostering equal access to science education positions her to make original and vital contributions to the fields of chemical education and learning sciences. Read more
If you have the opportunity to work with or hire Stephanie Ryan for any K-12 science development, whether curriculum or assessment, you should do so. I was her supervisor at the American Institutes for Research, in the curriculum and assessment groups, where Stephanie quickly established herself as a highly qualified science and math content developer for grades 3-12. Her ability to solve problems, work with clients, maintain quality, and adhere to detailed specifications is superior, and her strong work ethic served as a model for others on the team. Stephanie has extensive content knowledge and excellent writing and editing skills. She is extremely facile in using technology and in developing technically enhanced assessment and other digital resources for standards-driven education. Her passion for kids and education and her commitment to quality bring a welcome energy to any project she tackles. Read more
Stephanie wrote questions for the ACS high school textbook. Her questions were very high quality and she was always punctual. Stephanie's work is very educationally sound and she is very responsive to queries. I highly recommend Stephanie for this type of work and all chemical education work.
Stephanie wrote very succinct scripts for our videos. She produced very high quality work. I highly recommend her for this work.
Stephanie's commitment to excellence emanates from a desire to genuinely connect with and guide others on their journey of discovery and growth. Stephanie's passion for her work is inspirational, she is the consummate professional.
Stephanie made my job, as her manager, easy! She's a rockstar employee. Her strategic thinking and strong writing skills produce high quality work, even during tight deadlines and while juggling multiple projects. Stephanie is quick to learn and picks up on details and nuances very easily. Any task she took on required little follow up from me as it was impeccable. When working directly with clients or committees, Stephanie maintains a delicate balance of being professional yet approachable which yields strong positive relationships. Her time management and prioritization skills are on-point and she never misses a deadline. I highly recommend Stephanie and am proud to be a resource for her.Read more
The way the ASCEND program worked, I did not have direct supervision of the research assistants, but worked close enough to observe their work. I can certainly say that Stephanie is a gem to have on your team. Stephanie has a passion for science that is only matched by her intellect. She is excellent when working with students of all ages.
Stephanie has an amazing combination of skills and experiences that I first saw her begin to develop as a GK-12 Fellow and then nurture as she continued in her studies. She has a deep knowledge of chemistry and how to best facilitate how students learn at many different levels from elementary to post-secondary levels. Combined with her doctoral studies in learning sciences, she is a rare expert in science content knowledge, what we find in current research on teaching and learning, and how to construct and carry out cutting edge research, evaluation and assessment of science learning.Read more
I have known Stephanie for over three years. During this time, I worked alongside her as an item writer and facilitator of teacher review committees for state end-of-course assessments. Now she is a preferred contractor in my role changed. She consistently produces high quality items and clusters that are aligned to grade-level standards, evidence-based, and engaging to the student. Stephanie meets her deadlines and communicates with her team clearly and effectively. She is flexible to create items with a wide variety of topics and types.As a facilitator, she works to engage discussion from all members of the committee and works towards consensus. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.Read more
I've had the pleasure of working with Stephanie for over 3 years. In addition to being a fabulous colleague, she is a wonderful person. Stephanie is thoughtful, creative, and diligent in her work. She approaches assignments from a wide lens of perspectives. She is a patient, yet productive facilitator of panels. In fact, she is always willing to assume facilitation of the most "dynamic" contributors. Stephanie doesn't shy away from challenges. She embraces them as an opportunity to figure out a way to get things done!She allows panelists to express themselves and be heard, but manages the committee towards completion of the task. She is also an active team member fully engaged in discussions and problem-solving at all levels and willing to participate in the less glorious tasks. She manages her load well and always meets her deadlines. Probably her most celebrated characteristics, beyond all of those already listed, is that she is a truly creative and passionate science educator.Read more
Stephanie Ryan is a preferred contractor who has helped facilitate item writer training and writing workshops with our client for a statewide grade 9-12 assessment in physical science for the past three years. She also reviewed and edited assessment items produced in the workshops. Stephanie is preferred because she is highly knowledgeable in physical science content and has excellent people skills that are valuable in assisting participants with writing tasks, answering their questions, and providing solutions. Stephanie exhibits the utmost professionalism and is valued by us and our client for the expertise she brings with science content, facilitation, writing/editing items, working with participants and clients amidst sometimes rapidly changing priorities and needs, and coordinating multiple tasks on aggressive deadlines. I highly recommend her for any content or assessment work.Read more
We hired Stephanie as an outside consultant to help us design a tech product study to show its educational benefits. She was instrumental in helping us with the details involved in educational and human subject research as part of a grant-writing team for an SBIR proposal. She brought great ideas to the project, and readily kept up with the pace (and stress!) of drafting the proposal. I recommend working with her if you are looking for an education consultant!