Morgan Polikoff

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

Morgan Polikoff is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. 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. Dr. Polikoff uses quantitative methods to study the design, implementation, and effects of standards, assessment, and accountability policies. Dr. Polikoff is a co-editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and serves on the editorial boards for Educational Researcher and AERA Open. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. 

Publications by Morgan Polikoff
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…
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…
California is one of just two states (with Kansas) that does not use a student-level growth model to measure school performance. This brief lays out a number of common beliefs about growth models and provides evidence that these beliefs are…
Although there is a robust body of literature studying targets for academic indicators within school quality systems few studies explore target setting for non-academic indicators. Focusing on elementary schools within the CORE districts, we…