Kristin K Liu
- Senior Research Associate
Kristin Kline Liu, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate at the National Center on Educational Outcomes and the Co-Principal Investigator of the TIES Center (Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities). In this role she addresses policies and practices that support inclusive learning environments for students with significant cognitive disabilities. She is also the Co-Principal Investigator for the Improving Instruction of English Learners Through Accessibility Decision Making project. The Improving Instruction project will design an online learning module to improve West Virginia teachers' understanding and use of accessibility features and accommodations for English learners. Kristi has a Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota. Her research and technical assistance focuses on improving academic expectations and outcomes of students from special populations, including English learners, students with disabilities, and, her particular area of expertise, English learners with disabilities. Her work also addresses the inclusion of students with special needs in accountability assessments at the local and state levels.