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What We Do

The Data Research and Development Center supports investigators carrying out research across the country as part of the U.S. Federal government's Interagency Education Research Initiative (a collaboration of the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). DRDC conducts on-going needs assessments so that we can provide technical assistance tailored to those investigators' individual project needs (e.g., to provide technical clarity and precision to models of scaling up).

In addition, DRDC works with these IERI projects to build capacity by strengthening the community of scholars working to understand the factors that impede and enhance scale-up, as well as by working with them to share this knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.

All of DRDC's activities are consistent with the mission of the Interagency Education Research Initiative: to bring demonstrably effective interventions to scale in order to enhance student learning, and to more fully understand the nature of the scaling-up process.

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