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The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central partners with stakeholders in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington on using data and evidence to improve educational equity and student success.

What's New at REL Central

Aug1

Building Capacity for Educators and Education Agencies in the Central Region

REL Central is partnering with education agencies across the central region to provide training, coaching, and technical support that helps them build capacity to use education research to improve student outcomes. Learn more in this new blog post from REL Central.

Aug1

Governing Board Perspectives: Addressing Critical Education Issues in the Central Region with Evidence-Based Research

Former REL Central Governing Board Chair Abby Javurek shares Governing Board members' perspectives on the value of REL Central to states within our seven-state region.

Jul5

Educator Pipeline Research Alliance becomes REL Central's Newest Partnership

REL Central added a new partnership, the Educator Pipeline Research Alliance. Learn more about this partnership and related projects.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Building Capacity for Educators and Education Agencies in the Central Region

REL Central is partnering with education agencies across the central region to provide training, coaching, and technical support that helps them build capacity to use education research to improve student outcomes. Learn more in this new blog post from REL Central.

Governing Board Perspectives: Addressing Critical Education Issues in the Central Region with Evidence-Based Research

Former REL Central Governing Board Chair Abby Javurek shares Governing Board members' perspectives on the value of REL Central to states within our seven-state region.

Trainings Support Teachers to Understand and Use Kindergarten Formative Assessment Data

REL Central partnered with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to provide a series of trainings to help kindergarten teachers better understand and use data from the North Dakota Kindergarten Formative Assessment. Learn more in this blog post.

The College and Career Readiness Research Alliance Supports Math Performance and District Effectiveness as Keys to Postsecondary Success

The College and Career Readiness Research Alliance is working in states across the REL Central region to ensure that students are developing the skills they need for the future. Read more about the work in this blog post.


Works in Progress

Learn more about the research projects currently underway. More on our Works in Progress.


Ask A REL

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.

Featured Publication

student taking a survey

An Educator's Guide to Questionnaire Development

This guide provides educators with a process for developing questionnaires and can help them collect information about attitudes, perceptions, or factual information to inform their decisions.


Featured Video


Building a Better Survey

This recorded webinar presents information on survey development, including how to use cognitive interviewing to improve survey items, how to test survey data for reliability, and how to use statistical tests and modeling to examine survey data for construct validity.


Featured Event

Cost-Effectiveness, Cost-Feasibility, and Cost-Benefit Methods: What Are These Methods? And How Can School Districts Benefit from Using Them?

This recorded webinar introduces cost analysis methods that decision-makers can use to select instructional strategies, interventions, and curricula that are effective and fiscally efficient.