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Christina Schneider

Christina Schneider, Ph.D., is a Senior Associate at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational  Assessment where she lends technical expertise to states, districts, and schools desiring to build coherent,  cohesive connections across classroom, interim, and large scale assessments. Prior to working at the Center, she
was a Research Scientist and Manager at CTB/McGraw Hill where she led psychometric work on multiple state,  large-scale assessments. She is the co-author of the innovative Achievement Level Descriptor development  framework that since 2012 has been used by 40% of states to describe expected within-grade progressions of
achievement in regard to state standards. Christina has been the lead author of two professional development  curriculums for teachers on formative classroom assessment, and she was the principal investigator of one of the first cluster-randomized trials in the nation investigating the effects of teacher professional development in formative practices on teacher and student achievement. Her research has been published in Applied
Measurement in Education, Peabody Journal of Education, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Journal of  Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Educational Assessment. Currently, Christina is co-authoring a book on  embedding learning-trajectory Student Learning Objectives into the formative assessment framework.