Building success in the core years of school

The K-12 years are the cornerstone of education in the United States and throughout the world. We help enrich this fundamental service by tackling many of today’s most pressing educational issues, including student achievement gaps, graduation and dropout rates, and the use of data to improve schools.

On behalf of federal and state agencies, foundations, and other clients, we lead rigorous evaluations that provide clear, unbiased data for educators, policymakers, and the public, and we develop advanced tools for interactive data reporting.

Our research helps educators and policymakers prepare today’s elementary and secondary students for life beyond graduation in a changing world.