Jack Dieckmann is the Associate Director of Curriculum at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE). In previous projects, he has assisted with the development of the Quality Science Teaching (QST) instrument, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His research interests center around conditions and processes that support the changes in beliefs and practices in teachers as they come to implement performance assessments in their teaching.
In the twenty years prior to joining SCALE, Dieckmann has worked as a high school math teacher, a professional developer, and research associate in educational research. He also provided technical assistance to U.S. Department of Education, Migrant Division, in conceptualizing the design of state-wide needs assessments. Following that, Dieckmann provided technical support for the California needs assessment from 2004-2008.
Dieckmann is an instructor in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) in both methods and language courses. Dieckmann is certified in Secondary Mathematics in Texas. He completed his doctorate in mathematics education at Stanford in 2009.