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Ask A REL is a collaborative reference desk service provided by the ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) and functions much in the same way as a technical reference library. It provides references, referrals, and brief responses in the form of citations on research based education questions.

We provide the following types of referrals as part of the Ask A REL service:

  • Referrals to research projects sponsored by IES
  • References for or electronic copies of IES publications or reports
  • References or bibliographies of existing education research
  • Referrals to websites or federally funded education organizations
  • Regionally specific educational information

Archived Ask A REL Responses Sorted by Topic