The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.
Ashley Jochim is a Research Analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Her research expertise includes performance management, state education agencies, district governance, and the politics of education policy. She is currently considering how state education agencies are organized, manage resources, and support district and school improvement, the political challenges associated with implementing the Common Core State Standards Initiative, as well as how central offices can be re-missioned to better manage school performance. Dr. Jochim has published reports on performance management practices and mayoral control in education and her work can be found in the Policy Studies Journal and Political Research Quarterly, as well as numerous edited volumes including the Handbook of School Choice and the Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy. In 2012, she was selected as one of a dozen Emerging Education Policy Scholars interested in narrowing the gap between research and policy. She is a regular contributor to national political science and public policy conferences. Prior to working at CRPE, she was a Graduate Fellow at the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington as well as a Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Dr. Jochim holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology and a PhD in Political Science, all from the University of Washington.
The Capacity Challenge: What It Takes for State Education Agencies to Support School Improvement
The push to raise standards and increase student outcomes has placed state education agencies (SEAs) at the center of efforts to improve the performance of the nation’s lowest-performing...
The SEA of the Future: Prioritizing Productivity
Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, the four essays in this volume begin a conversation with state education leaders about making the most of every dollar they have.
The SEA of the Future: Leveraging Performance Management to Support School Improvement
This volume explores how state education agencies (SEAs), in a time of constrained resources, can leverage performance management tools to provide strong support for school improvement.
A reform at risk? The political realities of the Common Core
This paper was prepared for the AEI "Common Core Meets the Reform Agenda" Conference, March 25, 2013.
The Common Core State Standards initiative represents not only an unprecedented collaboration between the National Governors Association (NGA), the...
Portfolio Strategies, Relinquishment, The Urban School System of the Future, and Smart Districts
This brief outlines how new K-12 public education governance proposals--relinquishment, smart districts, and the urban school system of the future--are complements, not alternatives, to...
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Several CRPE researchers are presenting work at the 2014 AEFP Spring Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 13-15.
CRPE Research Analyst Ashely Jochim joins other prominent scholars, policy analysts, and practitioners to offer insight into what happens when rubber meets the road and the Common Core standards are implemented in schools nationwide.
CRPE's report, "The Capacity Challenge: What It Takes for State Education Agencies to Support School Improvement,"is the subject of this Education Week article.
A new CRPE study finds that to transform their organizations from compliance monitors into more effective drivers of reform, state education agencies need to focus on leveraging the authority and funding they have to support school improvement.
The Building State Capacity and Productivity Center's new report is the first in a series intended to help state education agencies use performance management to support school improvement.