Design Based Implementation Research

New Work on ESSA and Research-Practice Partnerships

November 1, 2016

With funding from the National Science Foundation and William T Grant Foundation, the Research+Practice Collaboratory is engaging in new work focused on the role that research-practice partnerships can play in supporting district and state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). On November 10-11, the Collaboratory will host a convening with key stakeholders — including researchers, state and district leaders, policymakers, funders, intermediaries — to discuss how researchers and practitioners can work together to meet the evidence requirements of ESSA. From this two-day meeting, we will produce resources about ESSA evidence requirements, highlighting how RPPs can support the adoption of evidence-based improvement practices and establishing the role of RPPs as a policy-relevant consideration for years to come. View a short overview video from Bill Penuel here, and stay tuned for new resources in the coming months!