Morgan Polikoff

Morgan Polikoff
Morgan Polikoff
Associate Professor of Education,
University of Southern California

Morgan Polikoff is an associate professor of education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. His areas of expertise include K–12 education policy; state and Common Core standards; curriculum and assessment policy; alignment; and the measurement of classroom instruction. He uses quantitative methods to study the design, implementation, and effects of standards, assessment, and accountability policies. Polikoff is a coeditor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and serves on the editorial boards for Educational Researcher and AERA Open. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

updated 2021

Publications by Morgan Polikoff
The 2022 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
The 2021–22 academic year was profoundly challenging for California schools. Eight critical issues emerged as serious threats to student learning, the operation of schools, and even  the very institution of public education: (1) gun violence, (…
Views from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
Growing inequities and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic together with billions of dollars in new funding present an opportunity to make substantial changes to K–12 education to better serve all students in California. In May 2021, PACE…
Insights from California's Local Control Funding Formula
This policy brief uses the case of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to provide policy makers and educators guidance on how to involve the public in goal setting and resource distribution decisions. It provides clarity around who is…
Views from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
With important state and national elections looming, where do California voters stand on some of the major education policy issues of the day? This report examines findings from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier Poll of California voters. The poll…