Elizabeth D. Steiner

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Associate Policy Researcher
Pittsburgh Office

Education

M.S.P.P.M. in public policy administration and analysis, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

Overview

Elizabeth D. Steiner is an associate policy researcher with expertise in education policy, policy analysis, program evaluation, and qualitative methods and analysis. Steiner’s research is focused on ways to improve public education in the U.S., reduce racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps, and improve equity of educational and life outcomes.

Her work also addresses implementation of public policy – how systems of rules and incentives intended to encourage behavior toward a desired outcome function in practice, and how policies could be improved to promote desired outcomes. These interests intersect in her work at RAND, which is focused on studying implementation of education reforms and policies. Current research topics include implementation of large-scale education reforms, personalized and competency-based learning, school leader training programs, and educator evaluation systems.

Steiner holds a M.S.P.P.M. in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.

Recent Projects

  • Study of the implementation and outcomes of innovative personalized learning school models
  • Study of Opportunity by Design innovative high schools
  • Developing measures of student-centered learning
  • Study of school leader training programs
  • Study of intensive partnerships for effective teaching

Selected Publications

Elizabeth D. Steiner, Laura S. Hamilton, Laura Stelitano, Mollie Rudnick, Early Insights on Designing Innovative High Schools, (RR-2005), 2017

Elizabeth D. Steiner, Laura S. Hamilton, Laura Stelitano, Mollie Rudnick, Early Insights on Designing Innovative High Schools, (RB-9985), 2017

John F. Pane, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Matthew D. Baird, Laura S. Hamilton, Joseph D. Pane, Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects, (RR-2042), 2017

John F. Pane, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Matthew D. Baird, Laura S. Hamilton, Joseph D. Pane, Observations and Guidance on Implementing Personalized Learning, (RB-9967), 2017

John F. Pane, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Matthew D. Baird, Laura S. Hamilton, Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, (RR-1365), 2015

Brian M. Stecher, Michael S. Garet, Laura S. Hamilton, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Abby Robyn, Jeffrey Poirier, Deborah Holtzman, Eleanor S. Fulbeck, Jay Chambers, Iliana Brodziak de los Reyes, Improving Teaching Effectiveness: The Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Through 2013-2014, (RR-1295), 2016

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