Inside the Redesign of the SAT
As head of the College Board's Research department and a member of the leadership team redesigning the SAT, Mr. Buckley will provide an inside view of the changes to an assessment that is a rite of passage for millions of students each year. He will discuss the research base supporting the redesign and will put the changes into a broader context, drawing on his experience directing the National Assessment of Educational Progress, working with major international assessments like PISA and TIMSS, and serving as a former commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.
About the Speaker
Jack Buckley heads the College Board's Research department and is responsible for research across our entire suite of assessments, as well as regarding broader issues in education. He leads the way in determining how to use research to strategically shape our work, effect change, and support advocacy and policy positions--all with the goal of increasing the number of college-ready, college-going students. He is also responsible for developing external research partnerships to improve the efficacy of assessment and instruction.
Jack has a deep background in education research. Before joining the College Board in 2014, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. In that role, he was responsible for the measurement of all aspects of U.S. education, including conducting the National Assessment of Educational Progress and coordinating U.S. participation in international assessments, including PISA, TIMSS, and PIAAC. He was also a senior technical adviser to Department of Education leadership and co-chair of its Data Strategy team. Jack is known in his field for his research on school choice--particularly charter schools--and on statistical methods for public policy and education.
A former U.S. Navy nuclear engineering officer and associate professor of applied statistics at NYU, Jack holds doctoral and master's degrees in political science from SUNY Stony Brook and a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard.