Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (213) 740-6741
Dr. 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.
Professor Polikoff's work employs quantitative methods to address questions relating to policy effects on teachers' instruction and students' achievement. Much of his recent work has documented the design and effects of standards-based reform policies such as state and Common Core standards, student achievement tests, and accountability policies. Moving forward, his work will continue to target the design and implementation of effective educational policies at the state and federal levels. He will also continue to work on methodological pieces pertaining to assessment and the measurement of classroom instruction. His work has been published in American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, and Elementary School Journal, among others. He has recently conducted funded research with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the University of Southern California's Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences program.
Professor 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.