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- Director of the Division of Data, Research and Federal Policy, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Lou Fabrizio is the Director of the Division of Data, Research and Federal Policy at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He is responsible for several federal reports including the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN) and Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR), management of the NC Common Education Data Analysis and Reporting System (CEDARS) longitudinal database, and federal policy development. He continues to serve as the state's Federal Liaison with the U.S. Department of Education and also serves as a senior advisor to staff in the Accountability Services Division regarding the state's ABCs Accountability Program, the statewide testing program, and the state's accountability and assessment plans for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Dr. Fabrizio previously worked for CTB/McGraw-Hill for many years as a testing consultant. He is a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, serving as the chair of its committee on standards, design and methodology and as a member of its executive committee.