We’re often seeking schools and school districts to become participating sites in the research studies we conduct to analyze the effectiveness of education programs, products, and services.

Is your school or district interested in being one of our research partners? See our current calls for participants below, and sign up to be notified of new opportunities when they happen.

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Why Participate in Research?

Your participation in education research contributes to an empirical body of knowledge. Occasionally, study sponsors will deliver free professional development for your staff, free access to ed-tech tools, and staff stipends or monetary donations to your school.

As a research partner, McREL bridges the gaps between educators and the research that guides innovation. Our mission is to help educators flourish by researching what works and what matters most in improving teaching, learning, and leading.

Current Research Partner Opportunities

Headsprout Efficacy Study

K–3 Classrooms

Learning A–Z is offering districts and schools an opportunity to use Headsprout materials free of charge by participating in an efficacy study. The study is designed to understand whether and how teachers can use the Headsprout program to help their K–3 students, especially those who are struggling with reading, in classroom settings to grow their reading skills and improve outcomes.

Math Techbook™ Efficacy Study

Grades 8–9 Algebra 1 and Math 1 Integrated Classrooms

Discovery Education is offering districts and schools an opportunity to use Math Techbook materials for up to 18 months by participating in an efficacy study of this digital learning solution. The study is designed to examine the impact of Discovery Education’s Math Techbook on students’ attitude toward Algebra 1 and Math 1 Integrated achievement.

Imagine Language & Literacy Software Program Efficacy Study

K–2 Classrooms

Imagine Language & Literacy is a research-based curriculum designed to build language and literacy skills among students in kindergarten through fifth grade through individualized, engaging instruction. The instructional software has over 4,300 activities and resources available in 15 languages.

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