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.   

What do educational professionals use to inform what happens in their classrooms, schools, and districts?

This is the purpose of the survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES). School Districts (20) and charter schools (20) have been randomly selected to participate in this survey. These schools are currently being contacted by our staff inviting them to participate. Ultimately, we will have information from 300 schools and over 12,000 teachers and school administrators!

Survey of Evidence Use in Education study sites being recruited

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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 @cinjo: Honored that @edutopia is the focus of this case study on connecting #edresearch & practice. @Rsrch4Schls https://t.co/QEH5XFTQsI 3 days ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @ChrisBrown1475: .@JoelMalin, Angela St. Trubceac and I are happy to share a blog post with @Rsrch4Schls, focusing on @edutopia as a key… 3 days ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @abtassociates: A4: Check out resources for practitioners and researchers compiled by @Rsrch4Schls, funded by @IESResearch: https://t.co 3 days ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls How are educators accessing research to inform their practice? Look at a recent release from a survey of teachers… https://t.co/tGJyiayyGt 2 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Is teaching a profession or a trade? Dr. Dan Laitsch @laitsch of Simon Fraser University describes how teachers us… https://t.co/bHdGp1ZfoV 3 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls As school is about to begin, read this new blog at Reseach4Schools by Dr. Joel Malin, Dr. Chris Brown, and Angela T… https://t.co/isZIUTIAOX 6 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @emergentpolicy @douglasnharris We agree! Excellent support for readers and users! 9 weeks ago
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Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @emergentpolicy We are interested in the "IES as a model for evidence-based policy" (Whitehurst), "Role of Federal… https://t.co/LD3foaAoAo 10 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Post Doc applications being accepted for U of DE’s Center for Research Use in Education and CRESP to begin fall 201… https://t.co/WLKhC3EDbH 10 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Our weekend reading, “The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies,” by our a… https://t.co/oLuHojBYAk 12 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @UDCRESP: Dr. Riser presenting her research in collaboration with Dr. Henry May to @UDCRESP staff and @TeenSHARP guest. Best salad Monda… 12 weeks ago