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The 2015 Minnesota Needs Assessment: Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Data Use in Education

A new report shows substantial unmet needs at all levels of Minnesota’s educational systems in order to improve learner outcomes through research, evaluation, assessment and data use, particularly in rural and high need communities. READ MORE

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A Rich History

With a rich 25-year history as an independent research center within the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development,

The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement conducts rigorous, unbiased evaluation of innovative practices and policies in education. During this time, CAREI has completed nearly 600 studies that have had an enormous impact on teaching and learning, not only in Minnesota but across the U.S.

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