Jeffrey Smith

Term: 2020-21

As the Director of Research and Evaluation at Township High School District 214 in suburban Chicago, Jeffrey coordinates district-wide assessment policy and administration of national, state and district testing for 12,000 high school students across six comprehensive high schools, and four alternative education sites.  He helps facilitate the Chicago Area Directors of Curriculum and Assessment (CADCA) working group which works with College Board and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to improve administration and implementation of the College Board suite of assessments across the state.

In his role at THSD214, and as the prior Director of Institutional Research at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, Jeffrey supports program and curricular assessment projects for accreditation and process improvement, including the design and implementation of student and staff assessment instruments.  At the Missouri Department of Higher Education he was the staff coordinator of the Learning Assessment in Missouri Postsecondary Education (LAMP) advisory council working with institutional assessment professionals and academic officers at local high schools, community colleges, universities, and the state K-12 board of education to develop assessment policy around Common Core Standards, best practices and benchmark standards for entry, general education, completion, and workforce readiness assessment issues.

Jeffrey has taught courses in Sociology at the University of St. Francis. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at Concordia University of Chicago and holds an M.A. in Sociology form the University of Notre Dame, a M.Div from Louisville Seminary, and a B.A. in Religious Studies, and Music from William Jewell College.