Mathematica Leads the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the Mid-Atlantic Region


Project Overview


The REL works with school districts, state and local education agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to support the use of evidence in improving academic outcomes for students.

Project Motivation

Regional needs drive the REL’s work. To learn which topics are important to stakeholders, we conduct needs assessments and partner with stakeholders to conduct research in response to high-leverage issues. The lab also disseminates research to promote continuous improvement of educational practice. The goal is to increase the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to access, conduct, interpret, and apply research in response to educational challenges.

Partners in Progress

  • Mike Puma Associates, LLC
  • Pemberton Research
  • Sanametrix
  • Twin Peaks Partners, LLC
  • WestEd

Prepared For

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

Now—more than ever—states, school districts, and schools are using data and evidence to inform policy and practice and address pressing education issues.
REL Mid-Atlantic works to bridge the worlds of education research and practice to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership. REL Mid-Atlantic serves Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia to provide training, coaching, and technical support for education improvement initiatives.
Project Impact

The REL Mid-Atlantic Blog

Learn more in RELevant, the REL Mid-Atlantic blog sharing information and perspectives aimed at helping decision makers consider ways to use research to improve school performance. View blog

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Brian  Gill

Brian Gill

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Stephen Lipscomb

Stephen Lipscomb

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Joanne Pfleiderer

Joanne Pfleiderer

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Mariesa Herrmann

Mariesa Herrmann

Senior Researcher

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