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Our Work

REL Central works in collaboration with school districts, state departments of education, and other stakeholders to address high-leverage needs in our region. Our work centers on three main activities:

  • Conducting applied research to solve practical problems and foster deeper understanding of education challenges and processes.
  • Disseminating current, actionable research evidence, and engaging with practitioners and policymakers in understanding that evidence.
  • Providing training, coaching, and technical support related to the application and use of credible research to meet the needs of our stakeholders.

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Featured Publication

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Formative Assessment and Elementary School Student Academic Achievement: A Review of the Evidence

This report details how through a review of 22 rigorous studies, researchers found that overall formative assessment interventions had a positive effect among elementary students.

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Characteristics of Middle School Algebra I Teachers that Were Most Strongly Associated with Student Math Achievement (REL Central)

Education leaders may consider factors displayed in this infographic when placing teachers in middle school Algebra I classrooms.

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