Christina Schneider, PhD

Senior Director, Psychometric Solutions

Christina Schneider leads teams dedicated to assessment design and psychometrics for large-scale, statewide summative assessments across the nation. Dr. Schneider specializes in working at the intersection of classroom, interim, and summative assessment where psychometrics, education policy, and professional learning play critical roles. She co-developed the framework for creating range achievement level descriptors for statewide summative assessments, a framework that has been implemented by 40% of states.

Prior to joining NWEA in 2016, Dr. Schneider was a senior associate at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. She previously was a research manager at CTB-McGraw Hill. Her publications span a range of measurement topics including assessment design, formative assessment, automated essay scoring, standard setting, and test accommodations. She is the lead author of Using Formative Assessment to Support Student Learning Objectives, which is designed for classroom teachers. Her current research focuses on alignment methodologies for computer-adaptive assessments when the focus is on the intended score interpretations.

Christina holds an MEd in educational research and a PhD in music education from the University of South Carolina.