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REL Mid-Atlantic conducts applied research studies to address our partners’ research questions and provide policymakers and practitioners with information they need to increase their capacity to make data driven decisions. Applied research is critical for informing practice and effecting educational improvement. Works in progress are posted after project proposals have gone through a rigorous peer review process.

Learn more about our research studies currently underway.

Evaluation of the Impact of Structured Relationship-Building Teacher Home Visiting on Student and Teacher Outcomes

This study will evaluate the impacts of structured teacher home visits conducted as part of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) Family Engagement Partnership (FEP) and Family Engagement Collaborative (FEC) programs. The study will provide information to help DCPS and other districts across the country determine the best ways to use their resources to improve parent engagement.

Evaluation to Study Pennsylvania's Innovative Teacher and Principal Residency Grants

Pennsylvania provides Innovative Teacher and Principal Residency Programs grants to institutions of higher education in the commonwealth to develop and provide year-long clinical experiences and intensive supports to aspiring teachers and principals. This study is evaluating how well the funded programs are doing in accomplishing the grant program's goals and collecting data on ways the programs can be approved.