Elizabeth D. Steiner is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation with expertise in education policy, policy analysis, program evaluation, and qualitative methods and analysis. She is also a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. 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 personalized and competency-based learning, teacher and school leader professional development, and educator evaluation systems.
Steiner holds an M.S.P.P.M. in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.
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