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STATS-DC 2010 NCES Data Conference

Stuart Kerachsky

Deputy Commissioner
Delegated the Authority to Perform the Functions and Duties of Commmissioner
National Center for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Statistics
U.S. Department of Education

Stuart Kerachsky has acted as Commissioner of Education Statistics since October 2008, overseeing the Center’s work in preK–12 and postsecondary statistical data collection, national and international student assessments, and special studies.  The National Center of Education Statistics is one of four centers of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.  Previously, he was Associate Commissioner for Knowledge Utilization in IES’s National Center for Education Evaluation, responsible for the What Works Clearinghouse, regional laboratories, and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).  Before joining IES, Dr. Kerachsky spent over 35 years conducting rigorous evaluations and statistical data collection for social policy research, serving, successively, as director of research and director of surveys and information systems for a major research firm.  He has published in the fields of education, labor markets, and social welfare.  Dr. Kerachsky earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.