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Julian Betts
Julian Betts
Adjunct Fellow
K-12 education
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Julian Betts is an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and professor and former chair of the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He is also executive director of the San Diego Education Research Alliance. In addition, he serves as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and UCSD campus director of the UC Educational Evaluation Center. He has published dozens of articles and reports on the link between student outcomes and measures of school spending and has studied the role that educational standards, accountability, teacher qualifications, and school choice play in student achievement. He is principal investigator for a federally mandated study of conversion magnet schools and also co-principal investigator of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. He holds a PhD in economics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

curriculum vitae

English Learner Trajectories and Reclassification
Academic Progress for English Learners: The Role of School Language Environment and Course Placement in Grades 6-12
College Prep for All: Will San Diego Students Meet Challenging New Graduation Requirements?
Pathways to Fluency: Examining the Link Between Language Reclassification Policies and Student Success
College Readiness as a Graduation Requirement: An Assessment of San Diego’s Challenges
Passing the California High School Exit Exam: Have Recent Policies Improved Student Performance?
Does Diagnostic Math Testing Improve Student Learning?
Lessons in Reading Reform: Finding What Works
Predicting Success, Preventing Failure: An Investigation of the California High School Exit Exam
Does School Choice Work? Effects on Student Integration and Achievement
From Blueprint to Reality: San Diego’s Education Reforms
Determinants of Student Achievement: New Evidence from San Diego
Math Matters: The Links Between High School Curriculum, College Graduation, and Earnings
School Finance and California’s Master Plan for Education
The Changing Role of Education in the California Labor Market
Equal Resources, Equal Outcomes? The Distribution of School Resources and Student Achievement in California
Have Inflows of Immigrants Diminished Natives’ Educational Attainment? A Review
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