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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 Blog: 2024 and 2023

February 13, 2024
Statistically Significant Doesn't Mean Meaningful
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January 23, 2024
Help Us Grow Seedlings
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November 28, 2023
The Path Forward for NCADE, Part I
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October 16, 2023
Math Autoscoring is Finally Here—Let's Tap Its Potential for Improving Student Performance
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July 5, 2023
IES and Accelerating Learning Recovery
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April 19, 2023
What's on tap at IES for the next year?
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March 30, 2023
My Thanks to IES Staff on Our 20th Anniversary
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March 1, 2023
Big Dreams for Big Data: A Look Ahead
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February 2, 2023
Innovation in the Education Sciences (the new IES)
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January 4, 2023
Do we need humans anymore?
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Director's blog: 2018–2024