LAERI is a Los Angeles-based research-practice partnership that uses a cumulative program of research and a collaborative inquiry process to inform policy and practice, with the ultimate goal of contributing to improvements in students’ educational success.
To connect research to education policy and practice in meaningful ways that lead to improvements in the equity and quality of students’ educational experiences/outcomes.
LAERI’s mission is to improve educational outcomes for Los Angeles students by producing a useful, cumulative, and high-quality program of research designed to inform policymaking and practice.
LAERI engages in a set of inter-related activities to realize its mission and ensure research use by:
LAERI research aims to identify needs, promising practices, and critical points of intervention through qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, with the longer-term goal of conducting a targeted set of intervention and evaluation studies
LAERI research studies generally fall under the following broad topics:
- Pathways to Proficiency
- High School Graduation, College Enrollment and Completion
- Closing the Achievement Gap
- Interventions and School Improvement Efforts
To facilitate this work, we have assembled and maintain a longitudinal archive of administrative and survey data, with the longer-term goal of incorporating financial data and data from other sources (e.g., early childhood, health, social welfare, workforce development, and criminal justice).