Publications

  • Is the No Child Left Behind Act Working? The Reliability of How States Track Achievement

    Bruce Fuller, Kathryn Gesicki, Erin Kang, Joseph Wright. Policy Analysis for California Education. January 2006

    Debate is well under way regarding the effi cacy of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, including whether this bundle of federal rules and resources is prompting gains in student achievement. Spirited conversation will intensify as the Congress discusses how to adjust and reauthorize this ambitious set of school reforms. Both state and federal gauges of student achievement will inform this debate.

  • Bridging Education Research and Education Policymaking

    Michael Kirst. The Relevance of Educational Research. December 2000

    This paper examines the relationship between policy formation in the United States and educational policy researchers. The experience of one independent 'think tank', namely, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), located within universities, illustrates how research might inform policy and how it might not be victim to the problems, well rehearsed in the literature, of poor dissemination.

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