Victor Bandeira de Mello
Victor Bandeira de Mello is an expert in applied statistics, mathematical modeling, statistical computing, and information systems. He directed the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) State Analysis Project, a five-year procurement, through which AIR is providing the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) with the technical and analytical support necessary to design, conduct, and report in-depth, thematic studies of student achievement on State NAEP assessments. For Change the Equation, he is developing state-level reports on the condition of math and science education.
Dr. Bandeira de Mello has extensive experience with NCES surveys, for whom he has produced descriptive reports on state level indicators based on the NCES Common Core of Data, the Schools and Staffing Survey, and NAEP. For the Education Trust, he participated in the design of a web-based data retrieval tool through which users could easily retrieve information about schools according to performance attributes and demographics characteristics. Dr. Bandeira de Mello provided technical assistance to the Secretariat of Education of the State of Paraná, Brazil, where he directed the development, production, and dissemination of the Paraná Schools Report Card.