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American Educational Research Association
AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA

American Evaluation Association AEA is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.  AEA

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)
CAREI facilitates the connections between organizations and groups serving the needs of children and families: schools, community agencies and groups, state and federal agencies and the College of Education and Human Development.  CAREI

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.  ERIC

IES - What Works Clearinghouse
IES is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.  IES

Mathematica Policy Research
Other1 Scientifically based methods are the hallmark of our work evaluating education programs and studying education policy issues. Our studies cover early learning experiences as well as education in the K-12 grades and college years.  Mathematica Policy Research

Minnesota Department of Education - MDE 
MDE strives to be an innovative education agency serving a wide range of customers: K-12 students and their families; young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs.  MDE

Minnesota Department of Education: Data for Parents and Educators
School and district reports offers a comprehensive look at our schools in an easy to read format for parents and taxpayers. Under Data Results for Parents are Summarized Reports based on information most requested.system allows parents to look at information about their entire school, not just the results of one test. Data Results for Educators are Detailed Reports necessary for Best Practice Analysis.  Data can be easily compared between and among all schools in the state. Data for Parents or Educators

Minnesota Assessments: Descriptions and Interpretive Guide
A guide to help educators and parents understand the results of the Minnesota assessments. The guide includes a description of the Individual Student Report (ISR) as well as guidance on interpreting test data. 2015-16 Interpretive Guide (pdf) or MDE

Minnesota Evaluation Association 
As an affiliate to the American Evaluation Association our goal is to provide Minnesota evaluators with information on local evaluation events, links to evaluation resources, job openings, and opportunities to connect with evaluators across the state. American Evaluation Association or MN Evaluation

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing
CRESST is a leading research organization contributing to improved learning for American children and adults. As part of UCLAs Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation, CRESST conducts rigorous research studies and evaluates educational programs. While known for our work on assessment systems and program quality, the center is equally committed to the use and impact of technology in virtually all of our activities.  CRESST

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
NCSPM is a national technical assistance and dissemination center dedicated to the implementation of scientifically based student progress monitoring.   National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

National Council of Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.   National Council of Education Statistics

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) 
NCME is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.
National Council on Measurement in Education

National Institute on Out-of-School Time
For nearly 30 years, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College has moved the afterschool field forward through its research, education and training, consultation, and field-building. Much of NIOSTs work has encompassed projects of national scope and influence, several representing firsts for the field and many focusing on building out-of-school time systems.  NIOST

Program Evaluation at the U - University of Minnesota 
This site was designed to help local nonprofit and government organizations connect with program evaluation resources at the University of Minnesota. Whether you're looking for expertise, student assistance or educational opportunities, you can connect to it here.  Evaluation UMN

RTI Action Network 
RTI is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. Our goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students including those with learning disabilities are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful.  RTI

Wisconsin Center for Educational Research 
WCER provides a dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety of topics in education.  WI Center for Educational Research