Patrick Gonzales
Education Research Analyst


  • Assessment
  • Data and statistics
  • International comparisons
  • Math
  • PISA
  • Reading and literacy
  • Science
  • Workplace issues

Patrick Gonzales has spent the last two decades developing, implementing, and managing multimillion dollar studies for the National Center for Education Statistics within the U.S. Department of Education. His expertise is in large-scale international education assessments and surveys, with a focus on mathematics and science in K-12 settings. From 1999 to 2011, he was the U.S. national project manager for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which assesses the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-grade students. From 2011 to 2014, he led the U.S. component of the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which focuses on the teacher labor workforce. Since 2014, he has led the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in the United States. PISA assesses the mathematics, science, and reading literacy of 15-year-olds. He is the author of numerous government reports and serves as a reviewer of research on international education comparisons. He holds a doctorate from UCLA.