National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Presenters

Arnold A. Goldstein, Ph. D. Arnold A. Goldstein, Ph. D.
Dr. Arnold Goldstein is Program Director for Design, Analysis, and Reporting for the Assessment Division of the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Among his responsibilities is designing strategies to increase the participation of students with disabilities and English language learners in large-scale assessments.


Prior to coming to the Department of Education, Dr. Goldstein served with the Census Bureau in several capacities, working in areas as diverse as demographic, health, and economic status of the elderly population; the condition of the nation’s housing; and conducting training seminars for data users. Aside from his present position, Dr. Goldstein’s education-related experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Peace Corps in Thailand, preparing high school dropouts for the GED examination in Philadelphia, and serving as president of his children’s school’s PTA. .


Dr. Goldstein earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. His Bachelor of Arts degree is from the University of Michigan, where he majored in English. Dr. Goldstein is married, and has two sons and three grandchildren.


Dr. Emmanuel Sikali Dr. Emmanuel Sikali
Dr. Emmanuel Sikali is the Senior Research Scientist and Director of Training Programs for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. In this role, which he has held since 2005, Dr. Sikali initiates research and contributes to the methodological and technical aspects of the National Assessment of Educational Progress and other student achievement reports. This includes monitoring the methodology, data collection, scoring and reporting time of these reports. Additionally, Dr. Sikali oversees all training activities within NCES. He is also a Mathematics and Statistics Instructor at Strayer University.


Prior to working for NCES, Dr. Sikali worked in the statistical analysis field, serving as a Senior Analyst for Synectics for Management Decisions Inc. in addition to performing contract work for NCES on a variety of reports. As a contractor, he not only trained researchers from across the globe on how to properly analyze report data, but he also provided technical assistance and support services on the NCES statistical database training. Dr. Sikali also served as a mathematics and statistics instructor at George Mason University from 1997-2006, and taught mathematics at the middle school and secondary school levels from 1992-1998.


Dr. Sikali completed his Ph.D. from George Mason University in Data Mining in 2004. His dissertation was entitled Clustering of Massive Data Sets Using Nonlinear Programming. He holds a masters degree from George Mason University in Operations Research and Management Science and also earned a masters degree from The State University of Ivonova in Russia in Mathematics and Physics. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Yaoundé University in Cameroon, West Africa, where he majored in Mathematics.




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