Student Profile

Alexandria M. Hurtt

Ph.D. Student, School Organization & Educational Policy

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Education 

Ph.D. Education, expected 2021 
UC Davis, Davis, CA 

M.A. Education, 2015 
UC Davis, Davis, CA

B.A. Political Science, 2012
Minor: Professional Writing 
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.

Publications & Presentations

Asim, M., Hurtt, A., Kurlaender, M., & Isler, J. (2019, November 19). Improving college readiness: Reexamining the role of the early assessment program. Breakout session at the California Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Kurlaender, M., Reed, S., & Hurtt, A. (2019, August). Improving college readiness: A research summary and implications for practice. Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE.

Kurlaender, M., Hurtt, A., & Reed, S. (2019, May). K-12 content standards, assessment and accountability in California: A short primer for higher education. Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE.

Kurlaender, M., Isler, J., Reed, S., Asim, M., Hurtt, A., & Mathias, J. (2018, November). Academic rigor in 12th grade course enrollment. Breakout session at the California Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.

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

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.

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

Research support provided: 
Kurlaender, M., Martorell, P., & Reed, S. (2016, June). High school exit exams: A review of the literature, current state reforms, and analysis of California assessment data (CAHSEE & SBAC). Report to the California Department of Education. Available at: www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/documents/hspathwayrpt.doc.

Hurtt, A. & Reed, S. (2016, February). High school exit exams: What do we know? Oral presentation at the UC Davis School of Education Brown Bag Seminar Series, Davis, CA.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Program Research Fellowship, UC Davis (2019)
  • Mohini Jain Family Foundation Award, UC Davis (2017, 2018)
  • Graduate Program Travel Fellowship, UC Davis (2017, 2018)
  • APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowship (2017)
  • First-Year Fellowship Award, UC Davis (2015)
  • Chairman of the Board Scholarship, TCNJ (2008-2012) 

Research Experience

Graduate Student Researcher, 2016-present
California Education Lab, UC Davis

Principal Investigator, 2015
Master’s thesis: “This Is How You Get There”: The Impact of Teacher Learning Opportunities in the Context of Common Core

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant
School of Education, UC Davis

  • EDU100, Introduction to Schools
  • EDU120, Philosophical & Social Foundations of Educations
  • EDU204A, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research: Analysis of Correlational Designs

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