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.
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 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.
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 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.
Most Arizonans know that the state has experienced rapid growth over the past several decades. With 1.1 million students, Arizona’s […]Read More ›
By Kelly Powell and Ildi Laczko-Kerr A new study that examines student enrollment patterns in Maricopa County found that about […]Read More ›
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By Dr. Ildi Laczko-Kerr and Kelly Powell This past fall, when the statewide results of the 2016 AzMERIT exam were […]Read More ›