Elizabeth Lieutenant is an education data consultant with research, analysis, and writing expertise. Her work centers on data-informed practice in educational settings, with an emphasis on advancing continuous improvements through data and research.

Elizabeth is an Education Program Analyst at Quality Information Partners. As a member of the Administrative Data Improvement team, she serves as a consultant to the National Forum on Education Statistics, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she works with experts in the education data community to develop best practice resources that support the effective collection, management, reporting, and use of education data. Elizabeth is consultant to the Forum Technology Committee, the Forum Communications Subcommittee, and the Forum Cybersecurity Working Group. She was consulting author of the Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data, the Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems, and the Forum Guide to Planning for, Collecting, and Managing Data About Students Displaced by a Crisis.

Her primary research interest is evidence-based leadership in educational settings, with an emphasis on assessment, accountability, and accreditation. She has published in scholarly, professional, and popular outlets and presented her research in local, regional, and national venues. Before joining Quality Information Partners, Elizabeth worked at leading research institutions, including the University of Michigan, the Smithsonian Institution, Georgetown University, and the National Archives and Records Administration. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science (LIS) from the Catholic University of America, where she was the Graduate Assistant to the LIS Department Chair.

Elizabeth lives in the Washington, D.C. area, and enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and home renovations. She is a Formula One fan with a passion for the sport that outweighs any allegiance to team or driver. One day, she will move to the Big Island to rise with the sun and write to her heart’s content whilst surrounded by several cats.

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