The Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) is a research center within Johns Hopkins School of Education. Established in 2004, our major goal is to improve the quality of education for children in grades pre-K to 12 through high-quality research and evaluation studies and the dissemination of evidence-based research. CRRE is a multi-faceted organization, offering client-driven research and evaluation services, while also publishing a website, magazine, newsletter, and blog dedicated to providing stakeholders with rigorous evidence of effective educational practices.
CRRE’s Client-Driven Research and Evaluation
Specializing in education and applied science program evaluation, CRRE’s research department improves the impacts of programs and services through four levels of evaluation studies: (1) design and implementation quality; (2) development; (3) efficacy; and (4) effectiveness. Researchers at CRRE work with clients to tailor evaluation plans to needs and budget, offering a range of services including consulting, research design, program monitoring, data collection, survey and assessment administration, and rigorous analyses of quantitative and qualitative data. Read more about CRRE's services on our evaluation services page.
Resources for Evidence-based Education
CRRE offers a wide range of resources for educators, researchers, and policy makers who are seeking research on program effectiveness, including:
The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) – a website that provides easy-to-read, Consumer Reports®-style reviews of various types of K-12 education programs.
Better: Evidence-based Education magazine – a publication that focuses on practical, evidence-based advice for decision makers in education.
Best Evidence in Brief – a bi-weekly e-newsletter that offers a quick round-up of current education research news.
Blog on Evidence-based Education Reform – hosted on The Huffington Post, this blog features commentary from CRRE Director Robert Slavin on educational policy, research, and innovation.