Advice for parents on high-stakes testing in public schools
Percy L. Abram, PhD explains the role of high-stakes standardized testing in the education system
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Percy L. Abram, PhD
Head of School
Percy Abram is the Head of Gateway School. Gateway School is a Kindergarten – 8th grade independent school in Santa Cruz, CA. Prior to joining Gateway School, Dr. Abram was the Upper Division Director at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. An LA native, Dr. Abram received his B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Education) degrees from UCLA, and his M.A. (Sociology) and Ph.D. (Education) from Stanford University. Dr. Abram and his wife are the parents of a 10-year old daughter and 7-year old son, and despite running a school and being responsible for 260 students each day, he still finds parenting his most challenging job.