Kramer A. Dykeman

Kramer A. Dykeman
Research Fellow, California Education Lab,
University of California, Davis

Kramer A. Dykeman is a research fellow at the California Education Lab. Their 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, Dykeman was a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California and taught at San Francisco State University. They hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Economics from San Francisco State University. Dykeman received their PhD in economics in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis.

updated 2022

Publications by Kramer A. Dykeman
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…