Deborah (Deb) Sigman is the Deputy Superintendent of the District, School & Innovation Branch, which promotes improved student achievement. Programs include student assessment, intervention, federally funded educational programs, state and federal accountability, educational data, and charter schools.Sigman is an elected member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Executive Committee and also services as the vice-chair of the National Assessment Governing Board-CCSSO Policy Task Force.
Sigman has over 30 years of experience in assessment and accountability in the kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) California public school system. She served as California’s state testing director for the California Department of Education (CDE) from January 2004 to May 2008.
Prior to joining the CDE, Sigman was the Administrator of Assessment, Research and Evaluation for the Sacramento City Unified School District and a Program Administrator for the Elk Grove Unified School District, where her primary responsibilities were developing district-level assessments and training teachers in the interpretation and use of assessment data. Sigman holds degrees in psychology and counseling and is trained as a school psychologist.