David Sherer

Director, Future of Assessment; Senior Associate, Evidence and Improvement Lab

David Sherer
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David Sherer serves as Director, Future of Assessment on the Evidence and Improvement Lab team at the Carnegie Foundation. In this role, David leads the Skills for the Future initiative to create a robust, scalable suite of assessment and analytic tools with partners from the Educational Testing Service that captures the full range of skills required for students to succeed in K-12, post-secondary education and beyond. 

Prior to joining Carnegie, David was an analyst and evaluator at SRI International’s Center for Education Policy. He also led the Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning + Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact Network. David has deep experience coaching educational leaders on the use of evidence in the improvement process, the development of indicators and measures, and the assessment of organizational health. His work has been presented nationwide and published in peer-reviewed journals and policy reports. 

David holds a master’s degree and a doctorate (Ed.D.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.