Center for Applied Research and
Educational Improvement

Minnesota Needs Assessment:
Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Data Use in Education (v1.1)


Resources from Social & Emotional Learning Symposium Series
Resources on School Start Time Research and Teens & Sleep

Our mission is to improve the quality of education for all learners through neutral, rigorous research and evaluation of educational contexts and initiatives.

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