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.   

Surveys are Underway with Educators!

What evidence do educators use to inform their decisions?

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  

To learn more about this survey, view this 3-minute video below, featuring Dr. Liz Farley-Ripple, one of the Principal Investigators, and Dr. Horatio Blackman, Research Associate.

 

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 @Rsrch4Schls congratulates our volunteer, #hillarymay, @UDSOE doctoral student, as she becomes Miss Delaware 2019.… https://t.co/A0BOzEmOGG 5 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls @jennawneal @wtgrantfdn @NIMHgov @InSnA @NCRPP From one of @FarleyRipple's & @JoanButtram1's studies (2015), showed… https://t.co/GHTYWpp9to 6 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Are you a teacher thinking about making improvements? - check out how these Cleveland teachers became efficient and… https://t.co/jgiB3Xxw41 7 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Thanks to IES for profiling @FarleyRipple and colleagues in a recent blog on the Research to Practice Framework tha… https://t.co/uVCJKiQqdO 12 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @MASchoolsK12: Are you looking for evidence-based interventions to improve your school or classroom? The How Do We Know Initiative can h… 13 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls RT @ruth_neild: Education leaders find descriptive research valuable too, as reported in @NCRPP surveys. https://t.co/7kd7yo884K 13 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls After hearing from @Rsrch4Schls at #AERA19 - Henry May, @FarleyRipple, @HoratioWBlackmn, and Kati Tilley, what are… https://t.co/vt9MsfUNmq 15 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls We congratulate our colleagues for being role models for moving research into practice! https://t.co/XKs2gDHqr0 15 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Proud to participate alongside @NCRPP @KNAER_RECRAE and RIPPLE @ACooperKMb @Steve_KMbRI - sharing work across geogr… https://t.co/eBdhzEaSNn 15 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls Look for @FarleyRipple & @HoratioWBlackmn from @Rsrch4Schls on Tues. at 12:20 to learn about Potential Linkages Be… https://t.co/nUPrLlrGD1 15 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls 1 more day to catch up with @Rsrch4Schls at #AERA19 on Tues. at 12:20. Learn about Potential Linkages Between Rese… https://t.co/zmwyEJowvU 15 weeks ago
Research 4 Schools Research 4 Schools @Rsrch4Schls While it is fresh on your mind, what do you want to learn about at next year's AERA conference on the topic of Rese… https://t.co/WowahNAjKM 15 weeks ago