Morgan Polikoff

morgan_polikoff_portrait-901Dr. Morgan Polikoff is an Assistant Professor of Education here at Rossier. His areas of expertise include K-12 education policy; Common Core standards; assessment policy; alignment among instruction, standards and assessments; and the measurement of classroom instruction.

Polikoff’s work employs quantitative methods to address questions relating to the design 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 ways textbooks and assessments influence implementation of the Common Core standards in the classroom. His work has been published in American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Educational Researcher, among other journals. He is on the editorial boards for Educational Administration Quarterly and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. His recent funded research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Smith Richardson Foundation.

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.