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.


Experts

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging | Senior Advisor, Evidence-Based Practices, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Abigail Jurist Levy
Senior Research Scientist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carrie Parker
Director of Research, Leadership for Learning Innovation
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on research. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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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

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The revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention emphasizes the role every American can play in protecting their friends, family members, and colleagues from suicide.

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This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC.

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This suite of research briefs created by EDC supports research-based implementation of 1-to-1 mobile tablet initiatives in elementary classrooms.

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The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog

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EDC is collaborating with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego, to create this interactive, Web-based learning resource.

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EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.

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To promote optimal development, each Head Start program plans, implements, and evaluates actions that provide safe environments for children to be active and competent learners.

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This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them

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Published by Brookes, the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) pre-K and K–3 toolkits are research-based instruments that enable teachers, leaders, and researchers to observe,