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William Schmidt

 University Distinguished Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D., University of Chicago
 201 Erickson
William Schmidt is a University Distinguished Professor and founder and director of the Center for the Study of Curriculum Policy. He holds faculty appointments in Measurement and Quantitative Methods and the Department of Statistics. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow, director of the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis, and a OECD Thomas J. Alexander Fellow for education quality and equity. He has published in numerous journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Education Researcher, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, American Affairs Journal, Journal of Educational Statistics, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Journal of Curriculum Studies, and the Journal of Educational Measurement. His most recent books include "Why Schools Matter," "Inequality for All," and "Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from Sixty Years of Mathematics and Science International Assessments." His current writing and research focuses on issues of academic content in K-12 schooling, the effects of curriculum on academic achievement, assessment, and educational policy related to mathematics, science, and testing in general.

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