The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) is one of ten regional laboratories and has a mission to help pre-K–16 educators use the best available evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement and reduced performance gaps.
REL-NEI places a special emphasis on:
- Helping states, districts, and schools build capacity to use their data effectively
- Forming and conducting high-quality research and evaluation through new “research alliances”
- Helping regional education stakeholders incorporate data-based inquiry practices into their decision-making
Located at EDC since 2006, REL-NEI serves New England, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Director: Jill Weber
Funders: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Partners: American Institutes for Research; Learning Innovations at WestEd