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Mark Berends Bio

Mark BerendsDirector
Professor of Sociology
University of Notre Dame

Mark A. Berends is director of the National Center on School Choice and director of the Center of Research on Educational Opportunity at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a professor of sociology. Professor Berends is also vice president of AERA's Division L (Educational Policy and Politics). His areas of expertise are the sociology of education, research methods, school effects on student achievement, and educational equity. Throughout his research career, Professor Berends has focused on how school organization and classroom instruction are related to student achievement, with special attention to disadvantaged students. His latest books are Examining Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial-Ethnic Groups, 1972-1992 (RAND, 2005), Charter School Outcomes (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008), Leading with Data: Pathways to Improve Your School (Corwin, 2009), and the Handbook of Research on School Choice (Routledge, 2009).

University of Notre Dame
1014 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-0195

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  The NCSC is funded by a 5 year, $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Its lead institution is Vanderbilt University in   Nashville, Tennessee. The center is housed on the campus of Peabody College, one of the nation's top graduate schools of education.
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