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ERIC Number: ED564340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
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How Californians View Education Standards, Testing and Accountability: Results from the Third PACE/USC Rossier Poll
Plank, David N.; Brewer, Dominic J.; Polikoff, Morgan; Hall, Michelle
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE
California is in the midst of sweeping education changes. The state is rolling out the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a new system of assessments. Voters approved a temporary statewide tax increase that will provide additional funding to schools after years of spending cuts. The Legislature adopted a new system for funding schools (the Local Control Funding Formula, or LCFF) that shifts resources to school districts that enroll lots of poor students and English learners, while granting local districts tremendous control over their budgets and spending. After years of budget cuts and policy stagnation, how do Californians view their education system and the changes that are now underway? This brief presents the findings from the latest Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and University of Southern California Rossier School of Education voters on education issues, which was conducted by MFour/Tulchin Research in August 2013. This is the third in a series of PACE/USC Rossier polls. The findings from our earlier polls were summarized in a 2012 policy report. Findings from all PACE/USC Rossier polls are available at PACE website (http://www.edpolicyinca. org/polls). This most recent poll surveyed registered voters' opinions regarding a variety of education-related topics, including standardized tests, curriculum, teachers, evaluations and accountability, the general direction of the state and state education, Governor Brown's job performance in handling education, Proposition 30 and school funding. [For " How Californians Feel about Public Education: Results from the PACE/USC Rossier August 2012 Poll," see ED564339.]
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE. 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation; Noyce Foundation; Stuart Foundation; Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, California Education Policy Fund
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE); University of Southern California (USC), Rossier School of Education
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001