Beth understands that practitioners need evidence with which to make critical decisions about how to meet the needs of those they serve, and sees opportunities to use robust evaluation tools and methods to generate that evidence. She has over 15 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations of education programs that provide actionable evidence to program staff, practitioners, and policy makers. She understands the opportunities and challenges of conducting field-based evaluations and of integrating program goals and evidence building. For the last 10 years she has worked with the U.S. Department of Education and over 200 of their grantees to incorporate evaluation methods into their implementation of innovative approaches to improving education. She works to build on this experience to grow the ways in which rigorous evaluation tools can be deployed for the benefit of practitioners and those they serve. In addition to her work at Abt Associates, she works with Project Evident to build evaluation capacity in non-profit organizations. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.