The National Education Research and Development Centers are funded through IES's NCER. The mission of the R&D Centers is to contribute to the production and dissemination of rigorous evidence and products that provide practical solutions to important education problems in the United States. The R&D Centers achieve this mission by developing, testing, and disseminating new approaches to improve teaching and learning, and ultimately, student achievement. Each of the Centers conducts a focused program of education research in its topic area. In addition, each Center works cooperatively with NCER, conducts supplemental research within its broad topic area, and provides national leadership in defining research and development directions within its topic area. Currently, there are 10 active National R&D Centers and 15 completed National R&D Centers.

Active

Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary ReadinessCenter for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness
The Center for Research Use in Education (CRUE)The Center for Research Use in Education (CRUE)
Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL): Developing Instructional Approaches Suited to the Cognitive and Motivational Needs for Struggling AdultsCenter for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL): Developing Instructional Approaches Suited to the Cognitive and Motivational Needs for Struggling Adults
Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction and Learning (C-SAIL)Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction and Learning (C-SAIL)
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
National Center for Research in Policy and PracticeNational Center for Research in Policy and Practice
National Center for Research on Gifted EducationNational Center for Research on Gifted Education
National Research and Development Center on Cognition and Mathematics InstructionNational Research and Development Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction
National Research and Development Center on Postsecondary Education and EmploymentNational Research and Development Center on Postsecondary Education and Employment
National Research and Development Center on Scaling Up Effective SchoolsNational Research and Development Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools

Completed

Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Center for Data-Driven Reform in EducationCenter for Data-Driven Reform in Education
Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE)Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE)
National Center for Performance Incentives (Policy-NCPI)National Center for Performance Incentives (Policy-NCPI)
National Center for Postsecondary ResearchNational Center for Postsecondary Research
National Center for Research on Early Childhood EducationNational Center for Research on Early Childhood Education
The National Center for Research on Rural EducationThe National Center for Research on Rural Education
National Center for Teacher Effectiveness: Validating Measures of Effective Math TeachingNational Center for Teacher Effectiveness: Validating Measures of Effective Math Teaching
National Research and Development Center on Cognition and Science InstructionNational Research and Development Center on Cognition and Science Instruction
Center for Advanced Technology in SchoolsNational Research and Development Center on Instructional Technology: Center for Advanced Technology in Schools
National Research and Development Center on Instructional Technology: Possible worldsNational Research and Development Center on Instructional Technology: Possible Worlds
National Research Center on Rural Education SupportNational Research Center on Rural Education Support
National Research Center on the Gifted and TalentedNational Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
National Center on School ChoiceNational Research and Development Center on School Choice