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Morgan Polikoff is an Associate Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. He researches the design, implementation, and effects of standards, assessment, and accountability policies. His current research is focused on teachers', schools', and districts' implementation of new college and career-readiness standards, including the Common Core. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, and WT Grant Foundation, among other sources.

Work by Morgan Polikoff

Can Hot Wheels Change the Way We Teach STEM?

Curriculum and standards are key research topics for Morgan Polikoff, a University of Southern California…

The Don’t Do It Depository

We have known for quite a while that schools engage in all manner of tricks…

California Accountability: An ESSA Bellwether?

California has released a pilot version of its long-awaited school and district performance dashboard…

Proficiency vs. Growth: Toward a Better Measure

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos famously stumbled in her confirmation hearing over a question about measuring…

Don’t Forget Magnet Schools When Thinking About School Choice

With the new administration in Washington, school choice is in the news. Secretary of Education…