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REL Appalachia

About REL Appalachia

Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) serves educators in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. To address the priorities and interests of these states, REL AP works in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and others to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students.

REL AP works to bridge the worlds of education research and education practice. REL AP offers various supports to the collaborative research partnerships and other stakeholder groups in the Appalachia region:

Applied Research icon Applied research studies and studies in progress that address partnerships' research questions.
Technical support icon Training, coaching, and technical support such as survey, interview, or observation protocol development, literature reviews, or tool development.
Workshops and coaching icon Workshops and coaching that support the use of data and research.
Ask A REL icon Ask A REL annotated bibliographies produced in response to stakeholder research questions.
Our Team

REL Appalachia is led by SRI International, with support from the following partners:

  • Educational Development Center (EDC)
  • L-evation
  • Magnolia Consulting
  • McREL International
  • Mike Puma Associates
  • Plus Alpha Research & Consulting (PARC)
  • Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD)
Governing Board

The REL AP Governing Board is composed primarily of education leaders who live and work in our four states. They each bring unique expertise in elements of education policy, research, program design, and special populations to help ensure that we address the needs of all students in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

– See Governing Board members and their affiliations