Focus Areas

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Research consistently shows that teaching is the single most important school-based factor in a student’s academic growth.

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Postsecondary Access & Success

The college diploma has become essential to achieving stable employment and financial security.

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School Improvement & Redesign

The evaluation of new models, policies, and programs has the potential to inform and improve the future of education.

Featured Research Projects

Strategic Data Project (SDP)

Since 2008, the Strategic Data Project (SDP) has partnered with school districts, charter school networks, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to bring high-quality research methods and data analysis to bear on strategic management and policy decisions.

National Center for Teacher Effectiveness

The objective of this study is to identify practices and characteristics that distinguish between more and less effective teachers. This information will be used to develop a suite of empirically validated and practical instruments that can be used by school districts to identify, recruit, develop, and retain more effective teachers.

Access to Opportunity

Access to Opportunity (A2O) is a partnership with the College Board aimed at measuring and improving secondary students’ access to rigorous high school coursework and enrollment in well-matched colleges, with a focus on the most disadvantaged students.

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