The Center for Research Use in Education is “Rethinking Research for Schools” (R4S)

Our mission

 is to expand the study of research use and produce a more holistic picture of what drives it, from the production of knowledge by researchers to the application of research in schools. We also seek to identify strategies that can make research more meaningful to classroom practice.  

Why Research Use?

  At our center, we believe that education research is an important part of the educational process. We further believe that rigorous evidence, whether qualitative or quantitative, can foster better opportunities and outcomes for children by empowering educators, families, and communities with additional knowledge to inform better decision-making. For this reason, we seek to support strong ties between research and practice.   

Educational Researchers’ Survey Launched 

The Center is currently disseminating a pilot survey to educational researchers to help better understand and describe the relationship that currently exists between the communities of researchers and school-based practitioners.  Please click here to take a survey to help answer questions about these topics:   

Please share your experiences by taking this survey.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad.  We greatly appreciate the time of those who help us to advance our understanding of how education research impacts educational policy and the decisions made by teachers and school districts.

 

Learn more about Research4Schools

Our Work

Learn more about our two-part research plan and our guiding framework.

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Resources

Check out user guides, fact sheets, and more downloadable resources.

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Publications

Delve into our team’s library of research on knowledge utilization.

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Our Team

Get to know the R4S team and their powerful mix of expertise.

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Partners

We’re proud to have a strong foundation of institutional support behind our Center.

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Blog

Find insights from stakeholders about their work with evidence.

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Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @Research4Action: 1/6 Our new PACER policy brief revisits concerns raised in past research about @PADeptofEd's current summative school… 21 hours ago
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Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @EPICedpolicy: Our co-directors @KatharineStrunk and @joshcowenMSU are part of a national team studying teacher CBAs. Much-needed eviden… 21 hours ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @ccfarrell: "Given their more conceptual, high-level approach to relaying information relative to a single peer-reviewed article, books… 21 hours ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @UDelPPE: PPE will be there! Look for our table, session in partnership with Shue-Medill, and other UD partnerships! https://t.co/qjY4TX 21 hours ago