Links to Research Resources
State and Local Resources
This site provides information concerning the Houston Independent School District. It shows academic
scores from TAAS and presents reports on various studies completed. Guidelines for research are also provided.
College and University Resources
The Evaluation Center is a research and development
unit that provides national and international leadership
for advancing the theory and practice of evaluation, as
applied to education and human services.
LRDC is a multidisciplinary research center
whose mission is to understand and improve learning by children
and adults in the organizational settings in which they
live and work: schools, museums, and other informal learning
environments and workplaces. Fields of research include:
processes of learning: learning in schools and museums;
educational improvement; education policy and practice;
learning and technology; and learning and work.
The NCRTL's mission is to be the leader in the field of teacher education research.
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research
is one of the oldest, largest and most productive education
research centers in the world. WCER provides a productive
environment where some of the country's leading scholars
conduct basic reason and applied educational research. The
WCER roster includes nearly two dozen research centers and
projects that are currently investigating a host of topics
germane to education.
National Government Resources
Part of the U.S. Department of Education,
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing
data that are related to education the United States and
other nations. NCES fulfills a congressional mandate to
collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics
on the condition of American education; conduct and publish
reports; and reviews education activities internationally.
Continuing a tradition that began in 1867
with the creation of the original U.S. Department of Education,
the Department shares the latest research findings, statistics,
and information on education with parents, teachers, school
board members, policy makers, and the general public in
order to help state and local decision makers improve their
The purpose of this service is to provide
easy access to current Federal social statistics. It provides
links to information produced by a number of Federal
agencies. All of the information included in the Social
Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the
statistical units of those agencies. All the estimates for
the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing
Room are the most currently available values.
The Spencer Foundation is a private foundation
that grants funds to support research which contributes
to the understanding of education and improvement of its
The PEW Charitable Trusts is a national philanthropy
supporting work in six program areas--culture, education,
environment, health and human services, public policy, and
religion. In addition the Venture Fund supports independent
projects that take an interdisciplinary approach to broad
issues of significant interests of concern.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit
organization whose mission is " to help people help
themselves through the practical application of knowledge
and resources to improve their quality of life and that
of future generations." Since its beginning, the Foundation
has continuously focused on building the capacity of individuals,
communities, and institutions to solve their own problems.
Other Organizations and Centers
The American Educational Research Association
is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging
scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting
the dissemination and practical application of research
Created in 1985, CPRE unites researchers
from five of the nation's leading universities to
improve elementary and secondary education through research
on policy, finance, school reform, and school governance.
This site offers information about the ENC
and its products and services. The ENC works to disseminate
effective materials and teaching methods to mathematics
and science teachers nationwide.
JRME Online is the Web-based version of the
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. It is an
official journal of the National Council of Teachers of
The Regional Educational Laboratories are
educational research and development organizations supported
by contracts with the U.S. Education Department, Office
of Educational Research and Improvement.
The Third International Mathematics
and Science Study (TIMMS) represents the most extensive
investigation of mathematics and science education ever
Find out about the largest international study
of student achievement-which countries participated, how
student achievement was measured, what contextual information
was collected, and how to obtain the results.