Research & Assessment


The Institute of Education Sciences has released its FY2018 requests for proposals. Full proposals for NCER, NCSER, and training grant programs are due Thursday, August 17. See a full listing of programs and deadlines.

One of CAREI’s primary goals is to support research, assessment, and analytics in CEHD. To that end, CAREI is again offering no-cost proposal services to CEHD faculty and staff submitting a proposal to IES for FY2018. CAREI can offer up to 10 hours of no-cost services per proposal. To ensure the highest quality services, CAREI can support up to two proposals per week, between June 22 (when letters of intent are due) and August 17 (when proposals are due). As such, we are asking that faculty and staff book these “slots” in advance by completing this form as soon as possible. While CAREI will make an effort to support late or last minute requests, we cannot guarantee proposal services during this busy time without advance notification.

CAREI is committed to supporting research and assessment within the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. CAREI also provides research and assessment consultation and services to local education agencies and Minnesota school districts. We assist in designing research studies, in designing and developing high-quality assessments, and in the use of assessment data to improve educational decision-making. These services are provided by research methodologists, assessment experts, and psychometricians.

Research Services

Pre-award services, including study conceptualization and proposal writing

Post-award services, including study implementation, data analysis, and reporting

Opportunities to collaborate with other substantive researchers and methodologists

Assessment Services

Services related to assessment design, adoption, and use

Services related to the use and interpretation of assessment data

Opportunities to collaborate with assessment experts and other assessment users

Professional Development

CAREI provides access to research and assessment how-to guides, webinars, and resources

We provide training and support to faculty, staff, and students

We provide trainings and support to educational agencies around the state


Danielle Dupuis

Assistant Director for Research & Assessment Services
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