SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Aisha Cooper
Charity Flores, Ed.D.

Dr. Charity Flores is a Senior Associate at edCount and contributes to edCount’ s organizational objectives through intellectual engagement, technical expertise, and management of staff and company resources. Dr. Flores manages projects, plans and implements methods and techniques to complete projects in a timely and cost-efficient manner, prepares high-quality reports and other outputs, and develops corporate knowledge and knowledge of individual program areas and projects. Dr. Flores has worked in the field of assessment for over 20 years in various educational settings including as an educator at the middle school level.

Dr. Flores previously worked at the Indiana Department of Education as the Chief Academic Officer and Director of Assessment. There she supported policy development and provided oversight of all accountability assessments for Indiana and managed their assessment teams across content and programs to ensure successful delivery of assessment initiatives. Dr. Flores developed the vision, creation, and implementation of two new assessments for general education students and students with significant cognitive disabilities for the state of Indiana. She also served as Deputy Director of Content Development for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium where she provided oversight of content development efforts for the consortium across the 17 member states. Dr. Flores also provided oversight of state assessment programs including content development, scoring, and reporting as a Senior Program Manager at CTB/McGraw Hill. Dr. Flores collaborated across teams to ensure successful delivery of assessment programs and managed item development efforts across teams and subcontractors including over 10,000 items for computer adaptive testing for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.Dr. Flores also served as a mathematics educator at the Crawfordsville Community School Corporation and Indianapolis Public Schools where she taught a diverse population of students at the middle school level and supported students with disabilities and English learners through differentiated instruction strategies to ensure successful access to grade-level content standards.

Dr. Flores received her Ed.D. in Education and an Ed.S. from Ball State University.