Joe Witte

Joe Witte
Joe Witte
Quantitative Research Manager,
Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University

Joe Witte is the Quantitative Research Manager at PACE. Before joining the PACE team, he worked as a consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education. His work at both organizations has focused on providing high-quality and actionable data in order to inform and support education policymakers and stakeholders. Joe holds a MPP with a concentration in Education Policy from the University of Chicago and a BA in Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College.

Publications by Joe Witte
PB Cottingham July 2020
Research to Guide Distance and Blended Instruction
Though the delivery of instruction in the 2020–21 school year will be altered to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a long-standing research base on high-quality instruction can inform decisions about students’ learning and engagement. The following…
Policy Brief Gee February 2020
Characteristics, Outcomes and Transitions
In this brief, we leverage data from eight school districts, known as the CORE districts, to describe students with disabilities (SWDs) by their characteristics, outcomes, and transitions into and out of special education. We found that the most…
Multiple measures and the identification of schools under ESSA
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes sweeping changes to the way school performance is measured. Using the innovative measurement system developed by the CORE Districts in California, the authors explore how schools can be identified for…
Comparing Different Student Subgroup Sizes for Accountability
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, California state policymakers are tasked with determining the subgroup threshold for school-level reporting. To inform this decision, this policy brief explores the implications of…