Research and Evaluation

There is a growing body of research that supports place-based education and related fields. Educators, administrators, and program managers will find this research useful for writing grants, promoting and developing programs, and developing quality, effective curricula.

If you are aware of a research article or evaluation report that would be helpful for others, please send it along to [email protected].

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This 6-page brochure summarizes evaluation data from six place-based education programs representing nearly 100 schools (rural, suburban, and urban) covering twelve states.

McREL (Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning) has conducted several powerful meta-analyses of research on school improvement, compiling them in readable and usable reports. The key ideas of four of these reports are highlighted below: