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Liz Hollingworth
Dept. Chair, Faculty at University of Iowa
Biographical Information

My research focuses on issues of leadership and assessment. In particular, my work explores how federal school reform policies affect classroom practice, program evaluation and PK-12 school administration. 


Current areas of research:

· Program evaluation

· Leadership in an age of accountability

· Evaluating leadership preparation programs

· Helping policy makers choose appropriate assessment data to measure principal efficacy

· Exploring the assessment of ability in students who are culturally and linguistically diverse, particularly Spanish-speaking elementary school students who are frequently under-identified by ability tests

· How the Common Core Curriculum is affecting policy and leadership

· Sustaining state-wide professional development initiatives

· Formative Assessment as a tool to improve student learning

· Informing policy in teacher education— specifically using data to predict who will be a successful teacher or administrator

Distinctions at UCEA
2013-2014 PSR
University of Iowa
2014-2015 PSR
University of Iowa
2015 Clark Seminar Reviewer