New Reports

Sherrie Reed, Patrick Lee, Michal Kurlaender, Ambar Hernandez

Collaboration between K–12 public school districts and higher education, as well as between education institutions, workforce groups, and community organizations, has the potential to improve college and labor market outcomes for individual students and for local communities. However, improvement efforts demand the use of longitudinal data to define the problem, set goals, and monitor progress. California has been behind in building such a longitudinal data system—linked across pre-K through postsecondary sectors—to track individuals’ education and labor market outcomes.

Julie A. Marsh, Julia E. Koppich

This report, the next in a series by the Local Control Funding Formula Research Collaborative (LCFFRC) , presents survey responses from a statewide representative sample of California superintendents. The survey complements the LCFFRC’s four years of in-depth case study work examining the implementation of the LCFF and provides a broad picture of superintendents’ views of and experiences with the law. As with previous LCFF research, this survey is designed to help policymakers and others better understand ways in which the LCFF is affecting resource allocation and governance in California’s K-12 education system. Results also indicate areas in which changes may be needed.

Upcoming events

Deborah Stipek, Stanford University
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento - 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Jeff Vincent, University of California, Berkeley Paul Warren, Public Policy Institute of California
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

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Projects

  • This research partnership is focused on producing research that informs continuous improvement in the CORE Districts and policy and practice in California and beyond.

  • How does the public view California’s schools and education policy effectiveness? Do voters understand the challenges that California faces, and are they prepared to make the tough choices and tradeoffs that potential solutions entail?

  • Getting Down to Facts II provides in-depth analysis of the state education system as of 2018 and looks at what is working well and where improvement is still needed. The report’s findings are contained in 35 separate studies thoroughly researched by over 100 leading academics from top research institutions across California and the United States.

  • Alignment in preschool and early elementary experiences can improve student outcomes. This project provides ways to improve alignment across grades in such elements as standards, assessments, curricula, and instructional strategies.

  • This work documents the important collaboration between LEAs, higher education segments, workforce groups, and community organizations to improve college and labor market outcomes across California communities.

  • College and career readiness is at the heart of California’s State Standards. This project examines many aspects of these standards, including how well they correlate with measures of postsecondary success across the State’s three segments of higher education.

  • The Local Control Funding Formula Research Collaborative (LCFFRC) brings together a diverse set of policy experts who, since 2014, have been documenting implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California’s pathbreaking finance and governance system.

Policy Analysis for California Education

 
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center led by faculty directors at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of California Davis, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of California Berkeley. 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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