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Susan Schultz

Co-director of SCALE Science

Susan Schultz, Ph.D. is the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) at Stanford University. Her primary responsibilities involve designing and piloting NGSS-aligned science curriculum and performance assessments across the United States and in China. Her current projects include: developing and piloting NGSS-aligned short and instructionally embedded performance assessments; b) developing, piloting, and revising two NGSS-aligned curriculums –a 6th-8th curriculum co-designed with the San Francisco Unified School District and a 7th-8th grade truly integrated curriculum; and d) developing on-line courses on performance assessment. She co-designed the original science Performance Assessment of California Teachers (PACT). She developed and piloted a Quality Science Teaching (QST) observation instrument used in the Measuring Effective Teaching study. Her background in science education includes Education Officer for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Vice President of Education for Nature Bridge. Prior to teaching high school biology and chemistry for ten years, she was an biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in NY and CA. Dr. Schultz has a Ph.D in Curriculum and Teacher Education, M.A. in Science Education, and a California Secondary Science Teaching Credential all completed at Stanford University and a BS degree in Biology and Chemistry from Elmira College.

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