Vice President, Research & Standards

Elizabeth works to promote the adoption and implementation of the Learning Forward standards for professional learning, better understand the impact of professional learning strategies, and contribute to policy and strategy approaches.

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Writing instruction study benefits from teachers’ insights

The debate about how to measure and quantify the impact of professional learning on teachers and students is often peppered with statements about how we don’t know what works. In fact, many studies

By Elizabeth Foster        August 01 2019

Study examines teachers’ perceptions of student achievement data

Conversations about effective professional learning communities often point to a focus on data as a way to get specific about differentiated instruction and maintain a focus on student progress. Po

By Elizabeth Foster        June 01 2019

How assessment supports English learners

In 2015, nearly 5 million public school students were identified as English learners, according to the National Center for Education Statistics report, Status and Trends in the Education of Racial

By Elizabeth Foster        April 01 2019