• Quality and Accurate Data

    Research

    The Center is focused on high-quality school improvement initiatives, with a particular emphasis on the publication of rigorous and transparent research and evaluation. The Center firmly believes quality and accurate data are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of how schools improve student achievement. We take a comprehensive approach to data on schools, student enrollment, school finance and their changes over time. Our goal is to analyze and present complex school data and makes them publicly accessible.

    Publications Contract with Us

Our Work

Our work ranges from examining school finance policy to tracking the ever-changing face of school quality and the state accountability system. We provide impact data to inform policy, analysis and visualization tools to inform teaching and learning, and a deep understanding of school funding formulas in Arizona and across the country. The Center provides schools, policy makers and researchers with robust data, as well as powerful analytic and visualization tools to inform policy and practice.

SCHOOL FINANCE

SCHOOL FINANCE

The Center is uniquely positioned within the landscape of public school finance in Arizona and beyond, and constantly working to inform policy makers and stakeholders on how their decisions can affect school outcomes.

SCHOOL QUALITY

SCHOOL QUALITY

School quality is at the core of the Center’s mission. Our research team supports this this goal by publishing analyses of Arizona school quality, providing tools for researchers, and promoting research-based advocacy that improves student outcomes.

SCHOOL STATS

SCHOOL STATS

The Center works to make sense of the many sources of publicly available education data. We gather these data, provide meaningful analysis, data visualization and improved accessibility for all education stakeholders.

THE BLOG

The Center’s blog is designed to engage educators, researchers and policy makers in conversations on topics that affect the quality of teaching and learning for Arizona’s students. We intend to post thought-provoking comments, information and research that will lead others to think critically about these topics and respond accordingly.

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS: JUST THE FACTS

As the debate over a new accountability system for Arizona rages on, alternative schools across the state are facing the […]

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ARIZONA RANKS 49TH IN EDUCATION FUNDING - HOW DID WE GET HERE?

While acknowledging Arizona K-12 funding is low compared to the national average, Governor Ducey in his state of the state […]

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EVER SINCE FLORES: A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Arizona’s students identified as English Language Learners are declining on crucial achievement measures since 2000, and are faring worse than their […]

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EVER SINCE FLORES: THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN ARIZONA

A TWO-PART LOOK AT THE DATA BEHIND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN ARIZONA Eleven years ago, nearly 20 percent of Arizona’s […]

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