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Vikash Reddy, Research Affiliate

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Vikash Reddy is a policy analyst at the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley and a research affiliate at the Community College Research Center. The California Policy Lab partners with California's state and local governments to generate scientific evidence that solves California’s most urgent problems.

At CCRC, Reddy researches various aspects of developmental education through the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR). He is involved with CAPR’s national survey of developmental education policies and practices, as well research on alternative placement systems for incoming college students. His previous research at CCRC examined the impacts that state-level performance funding programs have on colleges and universities within their systems.

Reddy received his doctorate in education policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2016. He has an MA in elementary teaching from Pace University. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with an AB in government. Prior to enrolling at Teachers College, Reddy taught third grade in East New York for two years, the first two of those years as a member of Teach For America.