Morgan Polikoff

Guest Blogger

Assistant Professor, Rossier School of Education

Los Angeles, California

Morgan Polikoff is an assistant professor of education at University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. 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 received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 2010 with a focus on education policy and his bachelor’s in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.

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Posted June 24, 2015

Grading the Common Core: A Series of Testing Tradeoffs

Life is a series of tradeoffs. Perhaps nowhere in education is that clearer than in assessment policy. What brings this…

By Morgan Polikoff

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Posted June 12, 2015

Let’s Talk About Marc Tucker’s Argument to Reconsider Annual Testing

There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle recently in the edu-Twittersphere, since Marc Tucker suggested that civil rights leaders ought to…

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

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By Rob Samuelson

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