Elisabeth L. Woody

Elisabeth L. Woody
Principal Research Scientist, University of California, Berkeley and Project Director,
Policy Analysis for California Education

Elisabeth L. Woody's research interests include student experiences on school reform, gender and diversity issues, critical pedagogy, and educators' responses to accountability in public schools. Woody is a former project director at Policy Analysis for California Education. She received the outstanding graduate student instructor award. She received her PhD in social and cultural studies in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2006

Publications by Elisabeth L. Woody
District Efforts to Raise Achievement across Diverse Communities in California
In California, policymakers and educators had already turned their attention to addressing inequities in student achievement with the passage of the Public School Accountability Act (PSAA) in 1999. PSAA provided a framework for learning with…
Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Improvement
Accountability for student performance is on the minds of everyone in U.S. education—from policymakers to district administrators to principals. While the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has claimed center stage in the national…
Educators Respond to Accountability
Across the nation, and in California in particular, it is impossible to ignore the increased emphasis on accountability and its impact on public school policies and practices. Accountability policy has gained wide support among state policymakers,…
Evaluation Findings and Implications
Accountability for student results has been the focal point of education reform since the mid-1990s, when states across the country began instituting performance-based accountability policies as part and parcel of their standards-based reforms.…