Education Research Methodologies

Rigorous, practical evidence that educators need to dramatically improve outcomes for all students

Effective and equitable education programs require actionable data and rigorous evaluation to inform practitioners, policy makers, and funders. We offer state-of-the-art capabilities in all aspects of designing and conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, administrative data collections, and evaluation studies.

One of our core principles is that schools—elementary, secondary, and postsecondary—will only produce the magnitude of change that reformers seek if they implement reforms that have been or will be proven successful for groups of students who are not well served by our systems today.

From impact evaluations and randomized controlled trials to targeted assessments and surveys, our approaches provide the evidence and knowledge needed to assess the effectiveness of all types of programs, and the rigor necessary to deliver meaningful, reliable results.