New Report

Julie A. Marsh, Susan Bush-Mecenas, Heather Hough

California and the nation are at the crossroads of a major shift in school accountability policy. At the state level, California’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) encourages the use of multiple measures of school performance used locally to support continuous improvement and strategic resource allocation. Similarly, the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reinforces this local control, requiring more comprehensive assessment of school performance and a less prescriptive, local approach to school support. These changes represent a major cultural shift for California schools and districts.


Upcoming events

Bruce Fuller, University of California, Berkeley Joonho Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Dan Humphrey, Independent Consultant Julia Koppich, Koppich and Associates Magaly Lavadenz, Loyola Marymount University Julie Marsh, University of Southern California Jennifer O’Day, American Institutes of Research
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Michal Kurlaender, University of California, Davis
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Policy Analysis for California Education

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center based at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California – Davis. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training. PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California’s leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California.

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