Ashley Jochim

Ashley Jochim

Research Analyst

Twitter: @aejochim

Ashley Jochim is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Her research focuses on policy analysis and implementation, including work on state education agencies, K-12 accountability, Common Core standards, school choice, and district reform efforts. A political scientist by training, Ashley is an expert on education governance and the politics of education policy. She is a co-author (with Paul Hill) of a recent book (University of Chicago Press, 2014) that suggests who governs public education is much less important than what powers they have. Her academic research can be found in the Policy Studies Journal, Publius, Politics and Governance, 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. 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. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology and a PhD in political science, both from the University of Washington.

11/2016
Measures of Last Resort: Assessing Strategies for State-Initiated Turnarounds

This paper provides the first comprehensive review of the research to date on state interventions, assessing the advantages and limits of five common turnaround approaches and outlining key ingredients for success.

11/2016
The SEA of the Future: Maximizing Opportunities Under ESSA

Edited by Ashley Jochim and Betheny Gross, the sixth and final volume of the SEA of the Future provides SEAs a new framework under ESSA for strategic planning and concrete tools for implementation.

07/2016
The Politics of the Common Core Assessments

CRPE research analyst Ashley Jochim and Drew University associate professor Patrick McGuinn explore why states are abandoning the assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards.

06/2016
Incomplete Reform in Baltimore

Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim look at why Baltimore's promising education reforms stalled out and how it can regain momentum.

11/2015
The SEA of the Future: Building Agency Capacity for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fifth volume of the SEA of the Future explores how state education agencies can bolster their ability to use research and data to drive key spending, policy, and program...

Date: Nov 3 2016
Where: Washington, D.C.

Research analyst Ashley Jochim will present work on state takeovers on November 3, 2016 at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference.

Date: Mar 26 2015
Where: Progressive Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.

Join CRPE's Paul T. HIll and Ashley E. Jochim as they discuss their new book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education.

Date: Feb 26 2015
Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Here's where to find CRPE experts at the 2015 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 40th Annual Research Conference in DC.

Date: Apr 3 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA

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.

Date: Mar 13 2014
Where: San Antonio, TX

Several CRPE researchers are presenting work at the 2014 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Spring Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 13-15.

Nov 3 2016

Seattle, WA - States are looking to make the most of their new mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act to intervene in the lowest-performing schools and districts. But research to date has provided little guidance on which strategies are best and under what conditions.

Jul 26 2016

Research analyst Ashley Jochim is interviewed in this KNKX report on the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

May 6 2016

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim point out the important role education reform centrists can play during times of political polarization.

Mar 24 2016

In this Southern California Public Radio interview, Ashley Jochim discusses the trade-offs families make when it comes to choosing schools.

Jan 11 2016

This Christian Science Monitor article cites Fixing Detroit's Broken School System, a guest article written by CRPE researchers for Education Next.

Nov 22 2016

Ashley Jochim and Paul Hill discuss how school chiefs can look for new opportunities under ESSA to effectively use both “hard” and “soft” powers.

Jul 13 2016

Ashley Jochim and Patrick McGuinn examine why many states are abandoning Common Core-aligned assessments even while they embrace the new standards.

May 19 2016

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim respond to Jay Greene's Education Next commentary on the portfolio strategy in New Orleans.

Apr 25 2016

Robin Lake and Ashley Jochim discuss the risks and benefits of a proposal to transition New Orleans schools back to local control.

Mar 8 2016

Ashley Jochim urges Louisiana and other states facing budget shortfalls to partner with their SEAs to reassess K-12 education investments.

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