Polikoff researches the design, implementation, and effects of standards, assessment, and accountability policy. His ongoing research investigates the implementation of "college and career-readiness" standards and the adoption, implementation, and effects of curriculum materials. Polikoff co-directs the Center on Education Policy, Equity, and Governance at the USC Rossier School of Education.
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Examines people's misconceptions about the Common Core standards and tests whether a simple intervention (a refutation text) can change those conceptions. Broadly applies to other areas of policy and science.
Examines the alignment of elementary mathematics textbooks to the Common Core Standards and to previous versions of the same textbooks.
Investigates the impact of the most commonly-used elementary mathematics textbooks in California schools.
Examines the design of state accountability systems under the No Child Left Behind waivers and offers a framework in evaluating accountability systems moving forward.