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years of experience
Founded in 1983, APA has extensive experience analyzing public education systems and policies.

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states we have worked in
APA has worked with policymakers and stakeholders in every state and the District of Columbia.

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successful projects
APA has successfully completed hundreds of projects at the national, state and local levels.
Featured Project

Cost of Student Achievement: Report of the DC Education Adequacy Study

Partnering with the DC-based Finance Project, APA conducted a costing out study to determine the resources needed for all DC students to be successful.

Testimonials
It was a pleasure to work with APA to study the hidden costs of high school exit exams. Due to the quality of APA's initial research and analysis, we received a second grant that culminated in further analysis, and then wide distributions of the findings to key state policy-makers and the news media. APA does very good work.

- Jack Jennings, Founder, Center on Education Policy
2014-05-14T03:14:34+00:00
When the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce needed help costing out the Commission's Tough Choices or Tough Times recommendations we hired Augenblick, Palaich and Associates. We found that the group was technically gifted, experienced in all aspects of education finance and able to engage in and estimate the sweeping changes called for in the recommendations. We could not be more pleased!

- Marc Tucker, President, National Center on Education and the Economy
2014-05-14T03:43:24+00:00
The Costing-Out Report that APA conducted at the direction of the Pennsylvania General Assembly is the basis for a state law that now calculates an adequacy target for each school district. APA's quality work across the nation provided essential credibility that helped advance our progress in Pennsylvania, and the firm's willingness to tirelessly explain the process and results of the Costing-Out Report to inform elected officials and the public were greatly appreciated.

- Governor Edward Rendell, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2014-05-14T03:14:16+00:00
In 2006, the Delaware Public Policy Institute needed the answer to the question: 'what is the real cost of providing a truly effective education for all public school students in the state of Delaware.' We looked across the country at the firms that analyze public education finance and chose to work with Augenblick, Palaich and Associates. The firm was a pleasure to work with and answered the question in a way that engaged the business community in Delaware.

- John Taylor, Executive Director, Delaware Public Policy Institute
2014-06-27T16:41:37+00:00
APA played an important role in making ProComp, Denver's path-clearing teacher compensation system, a reality, not just a good policy idea. Their technical assistance and financial analysis helped solve tough problems that often stand in the way of reform efforts.

- Brad Jupp, Denver Public Schools
2014-06-27T16:57:40+00:00
APA has produced two large-scale studies for the Kansas Department of Education, including work to examine school district boundaries and an analysis of the adequacy of our state's school funding system. We found the firm's staff to be very personable, easy to work with, and responsive to our needs while at the same time producing high quality, reliable work.

- Dale Dennis, Kansas Department of Education
2014-06-27T16:45:28+00:00
Our experience with APA was outstanding. The firm's recommendations, presentations and reports were clearly written so that our state legislators could understand not only the results, but also the process and rationale which led to those results. Overall the firm has been thoroughly professional, accessible, and easy to work with. I strongly recommend them.

- Hank M Bounds, former State Superintendent of Education, Mississippi Department of Education
2014-06-27T16:46:46+00:00