CEL Research

Overview

Research

Academic Publications

Hart, C.M.D., Friedmann, E.A.Z., & Hill, M. (2018). Online Course-taking and Student Outcomes in California Community Colleges. Education Finance and Policy. 13(1): 42-71.

Kurlaender, M. & Hibel, J. (2018). Students’ Educational Pathways: Aspirations, Decisions, and Constrained Choices Along the Education Life course. Sociology of Education in the 21st Century, Barbara Schneider and Guan Saw (Eds.).

Kurlaender, M., Reed, S., Cohen, K., & Ballis, B. (2018).  College Readiness in the Era of Common Core.  Getting Down to Facts II.  Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.  

Reed, S., Dougherty, S., Kurlaender, M., & Mathias, J. (2018). A Portrait of Career Technical Education Pathway CompletersGetting Down to Facts II.  Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Reed, S. & Rose, H. (2018).  Lessons in charter school accountability:  Evidence from CaliforniaJournal of School Choice.

Stevens, A., Kurlaender, M., & Grosz, M. (2018). Career technical education and labor market outcomes: Evidence from California community colleges. Journal of Human Resources, 54 (4).

Friedmann, E., Kurlaender, M. & VanOmmeren, A. (2016). Addressing college readiness gaps at the college door. New Directions for Community Colleges, 176, 45-52.

Kurlaender, M., Carrell, S., & Jackson, J. (2016). The promises and pitfalls of measuring community college quality. The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2 (1): 174-190.

Kurlaender, M., Friedmann, E. & Chang, T. (2015). Access and diversity at the University of California in the post-affirmative action era. In U. M. Jayakumar & L. M. Garces (with F. Fernandez) (Eds.), Affirmative Action and Racial Equity: Considering the Evidence in Fisher to Forge the Path Ahead. New York: NY: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Kurlaender, M., Howell, J., & Jackson, J. (2015) Improving Collegiate Outcomes at Broad-Access Institutions: Lessons for Research and Practice. In M. L. Stevens & M. W. Kirst (Eds.), Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education. Stanford University Press.

Reed, S., & Rose, H. (2015). Charter school spending and saving in California. Journal of School Choice, 9(3), 407-445.

Kurlaender, M., Jackson, J., Howell, J., & Grodsky, E. (2014). College course scarcity and time to degree. Economics of Education Review, 41: 24-39.

Jackson, J.  & Kurlaender, M. (2014). College readiness and college completion at broad access four-year institutions. American Behavioral Scientist, 58(8): 947-971.

Kurlaender, M. (2014). Assessing the promise of California’s Early Assessment Program for community colleges. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 655:36-55.

Policy and Research Briefs

Reed, S., Rios-Aguilar, C., Smith Arrillaga, E., Vargas, J. & Kurlaender, M. (2019, June). Empowering the intersegmental agenda: Opportunities for research, policy, and practice. PACE Continuous Improvement Brief.  Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Kurlaender, M., & Cohen, K., (2019, March).  Predicting college success:  How do different high school assessments measure up?  Research Brief, Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. 

Reed, S. (2019, January). Special education in California schools:  The challenges and solutions from multiple perspectives. PACE Continuous Improvement Brief.  Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Coburn,C. Friedmann, E., & Stipek, D. (2018, November). Fostering Pre-K to Elementary Alignment and Continuity in Mathematics in Urban School Districts:  Challenges and Possibilities.  Policy Analysis for California Education.

Reed, S., Lee, P., Kurlaender, M., & Hernandez, A. (2018, July).  Intersegmental partnerships and data sharing:  Promising practices from the field. Policy Analysis for California Education. 

Friedmann, E. & Martorell, P. (2018, April). Money left on the table. Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research, 3(3).  

Baker, R. , Friedmann, E. & Kurlaender, M. (2018, March). Associate degrees for transfer: A snapshot of progress across California community colleges. Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research, 3(1).  

Kurlaender, M., Carrell, S., & Jackson, J. (2018, March). College quality:  The promises and pitfalls of measurement.  Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 3(2). 

Kurlaender, M., Kramer, K.A., Jackson, E. (2018, March).  Predicting college success:  How do different high school assessments measure up? Policy Analysis for California Education.  

Reed, S.  (2018, January).  Community collaboration in teacher recruitment and retention. Policy Analysis for California Education.  

Friedmann, E. (2017, June)  Building intersegmental partnerships.  Policy Analysis for California Education.  

Harris, K., Hovis, S., Krausen, K., Chida, B., Reed, S., Wilson, A., & King, J. (2016, October).  In School + On Track 2016:  Attorney General’s 2016 report on California’s elementary school truancy and absenteeism crisis.  Special report produced by California Attorney General’s Office.

Research Reports

Kurlaender, M., Reed, S., Cohen, K., Naven, M., Martorell, P., & Carrell, S. (2018, December).  Where California high school students attend college. Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Kurlaender, M., Martorell, P., & Reed, S.  (2016, June 27).  High school exit exams:  A review of the literature, current state reforms, and analysis of California assessment data (CAHSEE & SBAC).  Report submitted to California Department of Education. 

Kurlaender, M., Wahleithner, J. M., & Krausen, K. (2016). Literacy development and school reform at Kit Carson middle school: Final evaluation report. California Academic Partnership Program, California State University: Long Beach, CA.

Reed, S., Kurlaender, M., & Hurtt, A.  (2016, September 7).  Are A-G requirements an indicator of college readiness? Memo submitted to California Department of Education.

Presentations

Kurlaender, M., & Cohen, K., (2019, February 26).  Predicting College Success: How Do Different High School Assessments Measure Up? Invited Presentation, Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools at University of California, Oakland, CA.

Grosz, M., Kurlaender, M., & Stevens, A. (2019, March). Capacity and flexibility in CTE programs: Program offerings and student success.  American Education Finance & Policy Conference, March 2019, Kansas City, KS. 

​Carrell, S., Kurlaender, M., Martorell, P., & Naven, M. (2018, December 14).  The Impact of School Quality on Postsecondary Success:  Evidence in the Era of Common Core.  Hawaii Applied Microeconomics Conference 2018. 

Reed, S., Lee, P., & Hernandez, A. (2018, November 13).  Partnerships in College and Career Readiness.  Keynote Address.  California Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2018.

Kurlaender, M., Reed, S., Isler, J., Hurtt, A., Asim, M., & Mathias, J. (2018, November 13).  Academic Rigor in 12th Grade Course Enrollment Breakout Session. California Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2018.

Naven, M.  (2018, November 9).  Human Capital Formation During Childhood and Adolescence:  Evidence from School Quality and Postsecondary Success in California.  Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management 2018 Fall Research Conference.

Asim, M., & Kurlaender, M. (2018, November 5). Mathematics Course Taking Among California 12th Grade Students.  Invited Presentation, Just Equations Conference—The Mathematics of Opportunity, Oakland, CA. 

Kurlaender, M. (2018, October 15). College Readiness in the Era of Common Core. Getting Down to Facts II Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Reed, S. (2018, October 15). A Portrait of Career Technical Education Pathway Completers. Getting Down to Facts II Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Carrell, S. Kurlaender, M., Martorell, F., & Naven, M. (2018, March 15).  School Quality in California Under Common Core Standards.  American Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference.  Portland, OR. 

Kurlaender, M., Jackson, E. & Kramer, K. A. (2018, January 24).  Predicting College Performance – SBAC and SAT.  Invited presentation to California Department of Education. Sacramento, CA.

Kurlaender, M. & Reed, S. (2017, December 18).  College & career readiness:  California’s CORE Districts. Invited presentation on at CORE Districts Data Team Convening.

Hurtt, A., Reed, S., Kurlaender, M., Martorell, P., & Naven, M. (2017, April). Reinvestigating the achievement gap: An analysis of student performance on the SBAC and CAHSEE. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Carrell, S., Kurlaender, M., Martorell, P., Naven, M. (2017, March 16).  School Quality in California Under Common Core Standards.  Presentation at American Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference.  Washington, DC.

Kurlaender, M.  & Martorell, P.  (May 17, 2016).  High School Graduation Requirements:  A Nationwide Scan & A Closer Look at CAHSEE & SBAC.  Invited presentation at Pathways to Graduation Advisory Panel.  Sacramento, CA. 

Kurlaender, M.  & Martorell, P.  (February 23, 2016).  High School Exit Exams:  What do We Know? Invited presentation at Pathways to Graduation Advisory Panel.   Los Angeles, CA. 

Working Papers

Kurlaender, M., Lusher, L., & Case, M. (2018).  Is Early Start a better start? Evaluating California State University’s Early Start remediation policy. Working Paper.  Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis.

Grosz, M., Kurlaender, M., & Stevens, A. (2018). Capacity and flexibility in CTE programs: Program offerings and student success. Working Paper.  Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis.

Carrell, S., & Kurlaender, M. (Forthcoming). College Quality and the Transfer Function: Evidence from California’s Community Colleges. Commissioned for the National Bureau of Economic Research volume: The Productivity of Higher Education, Hoxby, C. & Stange, K. (Eds.).

Carrell, S., Kurlaender, M., Martorell, P., & Naven, M. (2018). The impacts of high school quality on postsecondary outcomes: Evidence from California.  Working Paper.  Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis.

Grosz, M. (2018).  Do postsecondary training programs respond to changes in the labor market? Working Paper.  Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis. 

Grosz, M. (2017).The returns to a large community college program:  Evidence from admissions lotteries. Working Paper.  Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis. 

Grosz, M., Kurlaender, M., & Stevens, A. (2018).  Capacity and flexibility in CTE programs:  Program offerings and student success. Working Paper.Davis, CA:California Education Lab, University of California, Davis.

Hurtt, A. (2018, April).  Academic rigor and English course-taking: A descriptive analysis of differential enrollment patterns. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Naven, M.  (2019, June 5).  Human capital formation during childhood and adolescence: Evidence from school quality and postsecondary success in California. Working Paper. Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis.

Naven, M. (2019, June 5).  Within-school heterogeneity in quality: Do schools provide equal value added to all students?  Working Paper. Davis, CA:  California Education Lab, University of California, Davis.

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