As a non-profit, university-based research, and consulting organization, CRPL offers a broad range of strategic and analytic professional services:

  • Planning and Evaluation for Improvement: Constant, rapid improvement driven by highly diagnostic evaluation systems
  • Qualitative Assessment: Structures for qualitative appraisal of educators, schools, and other actors and institutions
  • Action Research: Quantitative and qualitative applied research for formative and evaluative purposes
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Deeply participatory engagement of students, families, educators and others in improvement steps
  • Portfolio Support: Mechanisms for customizing a range of schools and services to diverse student needs
  • Legal and Policy Analysis: Legal, policy, and advocacy strategies and research for meaningful change.

Areas of particular focus in past projects include:

  • Teacher and school leader preparation, recruitment, evaluation, and retention
  • Personalized learning
  • Socio-emotional learning
  • Special education
  • English language learners
  • Alternative education opportunities for high school students
  • Career and technical education
  • Formative assessment
  • Collaborative inquiry
  • Inter-school collaboration
  • Education technology and distance learning
  • Racial and socio-economic integration of schools and districts
  • School empowerment
  • School accountability
  • Portfolio districts