Dr. Susanna Loeb, Principal Investigator, Getting Down to Facts, 2007 and 2018
Dr. Heather Hough, Executive Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), Data & Continuous Improvement
Dr. Christopher Edley, Jr., Opportunity Institute and University of California, Berkeley, Equity
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute, Workforce
Dr. Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University, Finance
Dr. Deborah Stipek, Stanford University, Early Childhood Education
Dr. Lucrecia Santibanez, Claremont Graduate University, English Learners
Dr. Cory Koedel, University of Missouri, Pensions
Dr. Julie Marsh, University of Southern California, California's Local Control Funding Formula/Standards
Leading researchers will reveal findings contained in a report comprising 35 studies on the effects of reforms adopted over the past decade in California's K-12 education system. Entitled Getting Down to Facts II, the report serves as a sequel to the 2007 Getting Down to Facts report whose findings compelled sweeping changes to the state's K-12 system.
More than 100 researchers from across the nation examined a variety of reforms including the state's revamped academic standards, transformed models for education funding and accountability, localized flexibility in finance and overall student success. Researchers from top universities will be available to media to provide detailed information regarding their respective research findings. Researchers in various areas of expertise were tasked to identify what is working well in the system and where adjustments and investments are still needed in order to best serve California students and close achievement gaps.
Findings from GDTF II are intended to provide data and analysis to inform policy experts and lawmakers as they determine how to continue to improve the nation's largest K-12 public education system for 6.2 million children.
Download full reports and supplementary materials at GDTF II.