Jack Buckley
Senior Vice President of Research


  • Assessment
  • Research and methodology

Jack Buckley heads the College Board’s research department, where he determines how to use research to shape College Board’s work strategically and support advocacy and policy positions. He is also responsible for developing external research partnerships to improve the efficacy of assessment and instruction. Before joining the College Board in 2014, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. He was responsible for the measurement of all aspects of U.S. education, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress and coordinating U.S. participation in international assessments such as PISA, TIMSS and PIAAC. He was also a senior technical adviser to Department of Education leadership and co-chair of its data strategy team. Buckley is known for his research on school choice – particularly charter schools – and on statistical methods for public policy and education. A former U.S. Navy officer and associate professor of applied statistics at New York University, Buckley holds a master’s and doctorate in political science from SUNY Stony Brook and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University.