Jo Ann Izu

Jo Ann Izu
Senior Research Associate,

Jo Ann H. Izu is a senior research associate at WestEd. She serves as data and evaluation coordinator for Safe Passages, an Urban Health Initiative site focused on Oakland children and youth. She is also an evaluator for a Yup’ik Indian mathematics curriculum project and the Oakland Museum of California’s family programs. Izu has directed an evaluation of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s charter schools, and a school-linked service evaluation, and studies of state restructuring initiatives. She has developed evaluation plans and assessment tools for schools, charter schools, and San Francisco Bay area youth development programs. She is a board member of the St. John’s Educational Threshold Center in San Francisco. Izu received her PhD in the sociology of education from Stanford University.

updated 1998

Publications by Jo Ann Izu
Implications for Equity, Practice, and Implementation
In July 1996, California embarked on its largest ever education reform: a nearly $1 billion class size reduction effort to improve literacy in the primary grades. Now in its second year, the Class Size Reduction (CSR) initiative provides $800 (up…