Center for Advanced Study in Education

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Researchers and scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE) conduct basic and applied research with a focus on improving the quality of education both nationally and internationally. In addition to our work with schools and school systems, CASE serves as a forum for consideration of policy issues, as a center for interdisciplinary approaches to educational problems, and as a clearinghouse in areas of educational research and evaluation.

CASE scholars are engaged in all aspects of research, development and evaluation of various educational reform efforts, ranging from providing and evaluating teacher professional development, to instructional interventions, to large scale assessment activities. With nearly four decades of experience, CASE has demonstrated success in developing and evaluating educational innovations and reforms; using state-of-the-art quantitative analytics; and providing technical assistance in strategic planning to educational programs. CASE is also committed to developing and strengthening the connections among and between educational theory, research, evaluation, and communities of practice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote educational equity and
educational reform through research, policy, and practice.

We draw on the expertise of our consortium of researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and institutes who are dedicated to producing improvements in educational programs and students’ lives.

Current Areas of Study

  • STEM Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Professional Development
  • Education Policy
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Featured Project

Wise Guys and Gals

Wise Guys and Gals will introduce middle school age youth to innovative and engaging blended STEM based engineering challenges that include both online and hands-on activities, using an evidenced centered design approach.

More Current Projects
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Featured Project

Bridges to Academic Success

Bridges to Academic Success is a curriculum development, teacher training project targeted at school improvement for multilingual learners. They collaborate with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and districts across the county on newcomer curriculum and professional learning for teachers.

More Current Projects

Recent News

Jan 3, 2018

CASE Presents Evaluation Project Findings at Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference

On October 27th, 2017, at the 10th annual Read.Write.Act.Virtual Conference, CASE presented evaluation findings and research from the Engineering for All (EfA) project to an audience of college students at campus based literacy groups, program administrators, higher education faculty, and non-profit professionals from around the country.

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Deborah Hecht

Director, Center for Advanced Study in Education