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Lindsey Liu

Research Associate

Pronouns: She/Her

Degrees

  • M.S. in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology: University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature: East Normal University (Shanghai, China)

About Lindsey Liu

Lindsey Liu joined RFA in 2017 as a Quantitative Research Fellow, and she continued her research on the Wallace Youth Arts Initiative (YAI) and postsecondary outcomes-based funding (OBF) policies as she concluded her fellowship. She is committed to conducting data-driven, equity-focused, and mixed-methods research that informs changes in education systems.

Her current projects include a program evaluation studying the effects of high-quality arts programs like YAI on youth’s arts and socio-emotional outcomes, a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of completion coaching on postsecondary outcomes of Tennessee Promise recipients, and a mixed-method study examining the impact of the Say Yes to Education initiative (Cleveland) on students’ postsecondary outcomes. Prior to her fellowship, Liu earned master’s degrees in Educational Linguistics and Research Methods and Educational Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Can't stop listening to...

    Passenger.

  • I'm a real nerd about...

    Co-op games and puzzles.

  • My favorite cuisine is...

    Hunan food.

Key Projects by Lindsey Liu

Examining the Impact, Implementation, and Cost Effectiveness of Completion Coaching in a Statewide College Promise Program

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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Dallas County Promise Program

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California Community Colleges Data Collection Project

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Evaluation of Jobs for the Future’s Student Success Center Initiative

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An Evaluation of Congreso de Latinos Unidos’ Exito Program at Kensington CAPA High School

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The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC)

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Integrative Arts Programs in Philadelphia: An Examination of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program in Four Public Schools

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Afterschool Arts Programming in the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of America: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation

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Recent Publications by Lindsey Liu

Publication

School Performance Profiles: Still Not the Sum of a School’s Parts

Since 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has annually published School Performance Profiles (SPPs), which assign a summative academic performance score for every traditional public and charter school in Pennsylvania by rating each school…