CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education


Check out our researchers in action – access recent presentations below. For all CPRE videos, please visit our YouTube page.

The Common Core in California - Mike Smith

In this video, recorded at CPRE's annual retreat in August 2013, Marshall (Mike) Smith discusses Common Core testing and implementation in California, touching on CC financing, testing consortia costs, implementation in Long Beach school district, and general reactions to the CC by policymakers and educators. Smith has held countless positions in education policy and research, including advisor to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, dean of Stanford's school of education, program director for education at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and more.

Connecting Data on Teaching & Learning - Jonathan Supovitz

The Linking Study tests the hypothesis that timely and cyclical feedback to teachers about their instruction, examined in conjunction with the test performance of their students, can positively influence subsequent teaching and learning. In his presentation from CPRE's annual retreat, Dr. Jonathan Supovitz describes the experiment's findings.

The Political Landscape and Governance of the Common Core

Drew University professor Patrick McGuinn describes the political landscape of the Common Core in late summer 2013, including the opposition to its adoption, from anti-testing advocates, proponents of states' rights, and myriad groups concerned about financial burden, lack of capacity, links to accountability, and curriculum implications.  In a time when Common Core is becoming a symbol of Big Government, McGuinn notes that future governance questions surrounding the standards remain unresolved.

McGuinn gave this presentation as part of CPRE's annual retreat, held at Teachers College, Columbia University July 31-August 1, 2013.

Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and California Teacher Evaluation

This lecture was part of the 2012 CPRE Retreat, Session 1: Accountability and Evaluation Systems: Research and National Trends

Ray Pecheone -- Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and California Teacher Evaluation