Kramer Cohen

Kramer Cohen
Doctoral Student,
University of California, Davis

Kramer Cohen is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include the economics of education and labor economics, with a particular interest in college readiness, educational effectiveness, and the effect of educational systems on historically underrepresented students. Prior to attending UC Davis, Kramer was a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California and taught at San Francisco State University.

updated 2021

Publications by Kramer Cohen
Identifying the Structural and Instructional Changes in K–12
In March 2020, school districts across California closed their doors, rapidly adapting operations and instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to understand the immediate impact of the unprecedented closure of schools prompted grave…
How Do Different High School Assessments Measure Up?
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), implemented in California in 2014–15 as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, is designed to evaluate students’ levels of college and career readiness. Student scores on the…
For as much as we know about the economic benefits of a college degree, California policymakers and educators have little information about the college destinations of high school graduates. To fill this information gap, we assembled a unique data…
How Do Different High School Assessments Measure Up?
Note: See March 2019 report for updates data and analysis from this March 2018 version.   In 2014, the state of California implemented the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in order to align state assessment and…