McREL is a private, 501 (c)(3) education research and development corporation. That’s our standard, legal definition—but it doesn’t capture who we really are: committed education and research staff working every day to help educators change the odds for success for all students.
Since 1966, when the Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory was founded to turn knowledge about what works in education into practical guidance for educators, McREL has grown into an organization with more than 110 employees and a wide array of clients and contracts in nearly 50 states and around the world.
Today, inside McREL's headquarters in Denver, Colorado, and McREL's Pacific Center for Changing the Odds in Honolulu, Hawaii, you'll find experienced researchers and education consultants working together to provide educators with research-based, practical guidance on the issues and challenges facing K−16 education. Our staff creates and delivers:
- Sophisticated data analyses
- Rigorous scientific studies
- High-quality, field-tested products and services
- Insightful reports, articles, books, and tools