Center for Applied Policy in Education

Overview

Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

The Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) at UC Davis facilitates the nexus of research, policy, and practice with a commitment to eliminating inequities in schooling and providing learning opportunities for diverse students. CAP-Ed connects education leaders and practitioners with nonpartisan, research-supported information and expertise from scholars and policymakers. Our services and publications foster a thoughtful, well-informed education system in California encompassing policy makers and those implementing policy in schools and districts.

CAP-Ed Services & Practices

  • Publishing and distributing syntheses of current research and policy to inform policymaking and policy implementation throughout the education system.
  • Hosting seminars for policymakers and education stakeholders with experts in key education topics.
  • Assembling collaborative systems and instructional rounds to mobilize intersectional, reform-oriented networks.
  • Conducting new policy research on key education policy topics such as school finance, accountability, and curriculum and instruction.

Recommended Reading

Bryk, Anthony S. Organizing Schools for Improvement : Lessons from Chicago. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2010. Print.

Fullan, M. (2019). Nuance Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail. Corwin Press. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Retrieved from https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/nuance/book260422

Hattie, John. Visible Learning : A Synthesis of over 800 Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement. London ; New York: Routledge, 2009. Print.

Many, T. W., Maffoni, M. J., Sparks, S. K., & Thomas, T. F. (2018). Amplify Your Impact Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work. Solution Tree Press. 555 North Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404. Retrieved from https://www.solutiontree.com/amplify-your-impact.html

Many, T. W., & Sparks-Many, S. K. (2015). Leverage: Using PLCs to Promote Lasting Improvement in Schools. Corwin Press. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Retrieved from https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/leverage/book239662

Murphy, J. F., & Louis, K. S. (2018). Positive school leadership: Building capacity and strengthening relationships Teachers College Press. 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/2034277456?accountid=14505

Popham, J. W. (2017). The ABCs of Educational Testing Demystifying the Tools That Shape Our Schools. Corwin Press. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Retrieved from https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/the-abcs-of-educational-testing/book252492

Senge, Peter M. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday, 1990. Print.

Research

Whole-system change
See the Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) Report

The System Transformation Collaborative (STC) was a three-year project designed to facilitate inter- and intra-district collaboration and to develop collective leadership and instructional capacity.

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