Steven Frankel, Ph.D. Education Consultant & Author
Steven Frankel has worked for nearly 40 years as a director and a consultant responsible for designing and managing educational accountability programs that include:
Normative and Criterion-Referenced Testing
Summative and Formative Evaluations
Cost-Benefit & Value-Added Analyses
Operations Audits and Fraud Investigations
Much of his experience in these areas was gained in the Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools where he was the Director of Educational Accountability for nearly 20 years. He has done similar work for several federal agencies, the District of Columbia Public Schools, the Santa Monica Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Accountability activities are increasingly important to foundation and not-for-profit organizations seeking to prove the worth of their activities to potential donors and supporters. This is especially important when one is seeking longitudinal results that may not show themselves fully until 5-10 years after the investments of time and money are made. While Dir. Frankel has used value-added analyses to predict the effectiveness of after-school music programs with middle-school students when they move into high school; it will take expertise with longitudinal panel studies to support those hypotheses as the students move through high school, college and into the workforce. He has the experience and patience to conduct these kinds of activities as well. He also is a prolific writer, having written or managed the writing of more than 500 professional reports, an equal number of grant proposals, and eight books. His present project, The Hidden World of Schools, is a five book series that helps schools function better by:
Preventing frauds, thefts, and other illegal activities.
Improving the cost-effectiveness with which school district activities are managed.
Assisting school officials in providing frank and honest presentations of achievement, graduation and dropout data.
Steve has taught graduate courses at UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Virginia Tech and The George Washington University; and public school in Miami, Florida. He has a doctorate from Indiana University in Education Information Systems with minors in Educational Research and Marketing. Steve likes to say he is one of the few members of his family not professionally involved with the arts. Among his immediate family is a Broadway producer who has been awarded more than 60 Tony Awards and shared in a Pulitzer Prize; several playwrights; a TED executive; the founder of a well-known artists retreat; and a graphic artist who has made his mark on Broadway, the advertising world, cinema and politics. Joining the Advisory Board of Harmony Project of America is Steve best chance of participating in the family business!