Christina Schneider, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Psychometric Solutions, Psychometric Research Services
Dr. Schneider provides technical expertise to states, districts, and schools desiring to build coherent, cohesive connections across classroom, interim, and large scale assessments. Dr. Schneider has led psychometric work and standard settings for large-scale assessment programs and co-developed the framework for creating Range achievement level descriptors (ALDs) for statewide achievement tests, a framework currently used by forty percent of states. Before joining NWEA, Dr. Schneider worked with the states of Utah, Florida, Georgia, and those in the Smarter Balanced® Consortium to develop ALDs comingled with learning progressions that show more clearly the learning outcomes targeted by assessments. At NWEA, Dr. Schneider oversees Ph.D.-level scientists working on summative assessment contracts and sets the technical direction for those contracts.