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Elizabeth Lieutenant is an education data consultant with 5+ years of 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 (QIP). 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 routinely manages and directs multiple complex projects from inception to completion, ranging from content development and project management to stakeholder engagement and meeting facilitation. Elizabeth has worked with the Forum to author several audience-appropriate, user-friendly best practice publications on education data, including the Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data; the Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems;  the Forum Guide to Planning for, Collecting, and Managing Data About Students Displaced by a Crisis; the Forum Guide to Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Data; and the Forum Guide to Virtual Education Data: A Resource for Education Agencies. She is also consultant to the Forum Steering Committee, Forum Technology Committee, and Forum Communications Subcommittee. Read more about her work on the QIP website.

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 several leading research centers, 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 from The Catholic University of America and a Bachelors in Social Sciences from Thomas Edison State University.

Elizabeth lives in the Washington, D.C. area, and enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, home renovations, and investing. She is a Formula 1 fan with a passion for the sport that outweighs any allegiance to team or driver. One day, she will move to a cabin on the water to rise with the sun and write to her heart’s content whilst surrounded by several cats.

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