The vision for the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) is to foster long-term research, development, and implementation partnerships. The partners in SERP are researchers and school districts. SERP Institute staff who are housed in partner districts or “field sites” broker relationships between researchers and educators and help facilitate ongoing work.

SERP is a partnership with rules of engagement for negotiating the focus of joint work. In addition, it is a partnership in which partners develop and use evidence to make programs work more effectively at scale.

SERP projects have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.