The Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR) will focus on studying the complex relationships between K-12 education policies and practices, social services geared toward students, and student outcomes. While it will not focus exclusively on Washington State, CEDR will concentrate its efforts on helping build the capacity across Washington State to ask the right questions, frame issues and policy options, and engage in research and data analyses that make good use of the state’s expanding databases.
The Center has four guiding principles:
- Research is oriented around actionable policy issues
- Research is independent and objective
- Research meets high standards for scientific rigor
- Research findings are made broadly accessible
CEDR is directed by Dan Goldhaber, Research Professor, IAS.