Educational Leadership

David Silvernail

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220/221 Bailey Hall

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Phone: (207) 780-5297

Dr. David L. Silvernail is director of the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation, and professor of research and evaluation at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Silvernail has over 25 years of research and education policy experience in the fields of school finance, school reform, and large scale assessment. Most recently he has served as lead research analyst for the Maine State Board of Education and the Maine State Legislature in the development of a new adequacy basis school funding formula for Maine. Currently Dr. Silvernail is conducting several research studies including ones related to laptops, mathematic education, and high performing schools.