Andrea Venezia

Andrea Venezia
Andrea Venezia
Associate Professor,

Andrea Venezia is an associate professor in the public policy and administration department California State University, Sacramento, where she is also executive director of the Education Insights Center (EdInsights). Her work focuses on improving student readiness for, and success in, some form of postsecondary education, particularly for students who are traditionally underserved. Venezia previously worked at WestEd, where she focused on high school reform; state and federal policies for college and career readiness; and community college readiness and success. She has also been senior policy analyst at the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and director of Stanford University's Bridge Project, the first large-scale national study that documented state policy barriers inhibiting student progression from high school to college. She has authored, co-authored, and co-edited numerous reports, chapters, articles, and books, including Supporting the College Dream and Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It. She received her PhD in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

updated 2019

Publications by Andrea Venezia
Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for 2019–2020 includes $10 million to develop a statewide longitudinal data system—including early education, K–12, and higher education institutions as well as health and human services agencies—to better…
Crafting Standards to Track Quality
This paper, stemming from a PACE seminar, examines the idea of crafting opportunity to learn (OTL) standards—how the state might collect and analyze indicators of school quality that are predictive of student achievement. The idea is not new. Such…
Are the Reform Pieces Fitting Together?
"Crucial Issues in California Education 2000" is a successor to "Conditions of Education," a PACE publication since 1984. Conditions combined up-to-date data and ongoing trends in a wide variety of indicators relevant to state education policy. In…