Toward the Development of Equity Indicators for California


Christopher Edley, Jr. - UC Berkeley; Opportunity Institute
Michal Kurlaender - University of California at Davis
Sean F. Reardon - Stanford University

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
PACE Speakers - Edley Kurlaender Reardon

Improving education equity is one of the most important goals of California's education system, and undergirds the state's policy structures, including how money is allocated to districts and how districts and schools are held accountable for student outcomes. However, the state's current measurement approach, like most across the county, is insufficient for understanding the extent to which our education systems are providing equitable opportunities for California's students. This seminar presents the findings from a landmark report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides the architecture for a system to help policy makers address questions of educational equity. Sean Reardon, Christopher Edley, Jr., and Michal Kurlaender discuss how these indicators could be operationalized for California, providing a proof-of-concept for how California could better measure and report a) contextual influences on educational outcomes, b) disparities in student outcomes, and c) disparities in access to opportunities.

Lunch will be served at 11:30am. The presentations will be begin at 12:00pm.

Contact Shawn Bernardo at or 650-724-2832 with any questions about the event


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