Institute of Education Science's National Center for Education Statistics
Chris Chapman is a Branch Chief at the Institute of Education Science's National Center for Education Statistics. The Institute is a research center within the U.S. Department of Education. Until recently, his Branch was responsible for the development and fielding of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11, from which much of today's presentation is based. Mr. Chapman has worked at the National Center for Education Statistics on related studies for the last 16 years, including two prior longitudinal studies focused on early childhood development and children's development through elementary school, and a series of household surveys designed to collect information from families about experiences with their children's preschool through high school education. Prior to joining NCES, Mr. Chapman was a project director for the American Institutes for Research and worked at the Ohio State University's Polymetrics Laboratory. Mr. Chapman earned a master's degree in political science from Ohio State in 1996 and a bachelor's degree in political science from the same university in 1989.