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John Q. Easton

Director of the Institute of Education Sciences
Institute of Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

John Q. Easton is Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), where he started his six-year term on June 1, 2009. Dr. Easton comes to IES from Chicago, where most recently he was Executive Director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Easton was affiliated with the consortium since its inception in 1990, and became its Deputy Director in 1997. Dr. Easton also served a term (2003Ė07) on the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Dr. Easton holds a doctorate in measurement, evaluation, and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago; a masterís degree from Western Washington University; and a bachelorís degree from Hobart College. He is the author or coauthor of numerous reports and articles and two books: Charting Chicago School Reform: Democratic Localism as a Lever for Change, published by Westview Press in 1999 and Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010.