EDC’s staff provides expertise in education and social science research. We design and conduct large-scale randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental evaluations, research syntheses, and secondary data analyses.
Our staff also has extensive experience in conducting surveys and formative and marketing research, including focus groups and interviews. Findings are used to inform policy and program strategies as well as to identify communication strategies, provide input on how programs are working, and determine what actions are needed to promote education, health, and livelihoods.
This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.
In this study, EDC and SRI researchers explored how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, noncommercial media can benefit young children’s learning, especially those growing up
Designed by EDC and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) initiative includes an interdisciplinary high school curriculum, professional development, and a successful
EDC developed four online games for middle school science students that address common misconceptions about photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer.
The revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide.
This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.
EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.
This report examines concerns about the technology readiness of adolescent learners for college and career, and it identifies effective ways to use technology to personalize a student’s learning ex
This report covers EDC’s process evaluation of Year 1 of the iDesign project, a three-year NSF ITEST-funded project to engage underrepresented youth in designing interactive, culturally and sociall
This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.