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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: 2022 and 2021

November 16, 2022
Groundhog Day? Different test. Same story.
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November 3, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education's Independent and Nonpartisan Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Celebrates 20th Anniversary
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November 2, 2022
NAEP Release: What to Know, What to Admit We Don't Know
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September 13, 2022
Addressing the COVID Learning Crisis
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September 1, 2022
Downward Trends: Pre- and Post-pandemic NAEP Results
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July 28, 2022
Modernizing IES Using Large Data Libraries
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July 14, 2022
Accelerating Research on Special Education
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June 15, 2022
An Overlooked Success: IPEDS Outcome Measures
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June 2, 2022
Using Prize Competitions to Revamp IES' R&D Infrastructure
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April 7, 2022
Statement on A Vision and Roadmap for Education Sciences
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March 31, 2022
Statement on The Future of Education Research at IES
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March 24, 2022
Statement on A Pragmatic Future for NAEP
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March 23, 2022
"Education Runs on Lies"
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February 2, 2022
Recap: The 2022 Annual Principal Investigators Meeting
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Director's blog: 2018–2022