The American Institutes for Research (AIR), an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science and research and evaluation organizations. For more than 70 years, we have engaged in applying rigorous research to the most vexing social challenges in education in both the United States and across the globe. Our singular focus is using the best science to improve educational outcomes through the delivery of evidence-based professional development across P-12 systems. Our work in education is broad and deep, with more than two dozen topic areas, including multi-tiered systems of support, college and career readiness, English language learners, STEM, special education, school climate, and teacher and principal preparation and performance. Our uniquely qualified personnel have rich content expertise (e.g., literacy, mathematics, behavior), as well as experience with implementation in a variety of contexts—from rural to urban settings—and with diverse populations. AIR also currently works in Rhode Island across several education initiatives, supporting schools and districts with bridging the research-to-practice gap. The reach of our work across Rhode Island and the country, helps us understand the importance of local-level context and buy-in related to ongoing professional learning, and helps us ensure meaningful outcomes are achieved.
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Evidence of Impact
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