Morgan Polikoff is an Associate Professor of Education at Rossier. 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. Recent work has investigated teachers' instructional responses to content standards and critiqued the design of school and teacher accountability systems. Ongoing work focuses on the implementation of Common Core standards and the influence of curriculum materials and assessments on implementation. The 2017 AERA Early Career Award winner, he is a co-Editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and on the editorial boards for Educational Researcher and AERA Open. His research is currently supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences, among other sources. Polikoff received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 2010 with a focus on Education Policy and his Bachelors in Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.