Janet Looney is an independent consultant specializing in program design, evaluation and learning. Her recent clients and collaborators have included Auditoire, Futuribles, the London Institute of Education, the OECD, UNESCO and xperidox.
Between Autumn 2002 and Winter 2008, Ms. Looney was the project lead for the What Works in Innovation in Education program at the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (OECD/CERI). While there, she led the development of two major international synthesis reports, Formative Assessment: Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms (2005), and Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Adults: Improving Foundation Skills (2008).
Ms. Looney was Assistant Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Management at the University of Washington (1996–2002), where she was involved in evaluation of community development programs, urban education reforms, and state-level implementation of federal welfare reform. While at the Institute, she also served as the project director for The Progress Project (1999–2000), developed to consider and contribute to the growing body of thought on how “progress” is defined, sought and measured.
Between 1994 and 1996, Janet was a Program Examiner in the Education Branch of the US Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (1994–1996). She received her Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Studies degrees from the University of Washington in 1993.