U.S. National Research Coordinator, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
- History of education
- International comparisons
Stephen Provasnik works at the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the International Activities Branch, where he is the U.S. national research coordinator for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015. Provasnik has previously served as the U.S. national research coordinator for the Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and was one of the U.S. coordinators for PIAAC, the 2012 international survey of adult literacy and numeracy. In his career, he has worked variously as a public high school teacher in Japan, reporter for Gannett and the Yomiuri Shimbun, historian of education, statistician, and deputy editor for the NCES annual report, The Condition of Education. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago in history.