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Mark Schneider

Director of the Institute of Education Sciences
Department of Education

Mark Schneider, IES

Before joining IES, Mark Schneider was a vice president and an Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005–2008. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education selected him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on higher education policy that year.

He is the author of numerous article and books on education policy. His most recent book, The University Next Door, edited with KC Deane, was published in 2014 by Teachers College, Columbia University. Other books include Getting to Graduation, edited with Andrew Kelly, published in 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press and Higher Education Accountability, edited with Kevin Carey, published by Palgrave in 2010; Charter Schools: Hope or Hype? written with Jack Buckley, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007. Schneider's 2000 book, Choosing Schools, also published by Princeton University Press, won the Policy Study Organization's Aaron Wildavsky Best Book Award.

Dr. Schneider was a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of political science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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Director's Remarks

June 19, 2019
Some Thoughts on the New IES RFAs
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April 23, 2019
First Year Accomplishments
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April 15, 2019
List of Proposed Interventions for the Systematic Replication RFA
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March 5, 2019
The Leaning Tower of PISA
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February 25, 2019
PISA Is a Unique Resource for Testing Educational Attainment of 15-Year-Olds in 78 Countries. Adding 40 More Would Be a Mistake
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December 17, 2018
A More Systematic Approach to Replicating Research
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November 14, 2018
How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers
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October 10, 2018
An update on the IES version of LEED standards
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September 5, 2018
Changes Are Coming to Research Competitions
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July 30, 2018
Developing an Evidence Base for Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
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June 14, 2018
Changes Are Coming to What Works Clearinghouse
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