Kerstin Le Floch
Managing Researcher


  • Accountability
  • ESEA
  • No Child Left Behind
  • School reform

Kerstin Carlson Le Floch is a managing researcher at the American Institutes for Research specializing in school improvement, state accountability policies, and Title I implementation. She directs the Study of School Turnaround for the Institute of Education Sciences and a study of the early implementation of the flexibility provisions under ESEA. Le Floch directed two studies that constituted the primary data sources for the Congressionally-mandated National Assessment of Title I. Le Floch has also directed or contributed to several studies of state supports for low-performing schools. Prior to joining AIR, Le Floch worked with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education collecting data on state assessment and accountability policies under the Improving America’s Schools Act. Le Floch presents regularly at national and international conferences, has written testimony for the U.S. Senate, and has published technical reports, book chapters and journal articles on issues related to accountability and school improvement.  She has a doctorate in education policy studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.