Steve Schneider is the Senior Director STEM Research and Entrepreneurship at WestEd. He also serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL). As a result of WestEd’s work, vast numbers of teachers and graduate students have received training and/or advanced degrees in the use of formative classroom assessment and measurement.
In addition, Schneider directs the National Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction, and serves as the Principal Investigator and Content Expert for the Science Review Team for the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse.
He previously served as the evaluation chairperson for the National Network of Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortia and Clearinghouse, and represented the Network on the Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Expert Panels.
Schneider has published numerous articles on science, mathematics, and technology education, professional development, and teacher preparation. He was invited to testify before Congress on the role of the federal government in STEM education and serves as Content Expert for the Science Review Team for the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse.
In 2006, Schneider and his fellow NAEP Framework Team members received WestEd’s Paul D. Hood Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Profession. In 2004, Schneider received this award for his creation of collaborative partnerships that have advanced math and science education in the nation including curricula, professional development, assessment, and evaluation.
Schneider received a BA in biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in the design and evaluation of educational programs with an emphasis in science, mathematics, and technology education from Stanford University. He has a State of California Life Teaching Credential from California State University, San Jose.