Research Practice Partnerships


Testing the Efficacy of the Academic Language and Literacy in Every Subject (ALLIES) Professional Learning Model
A five-year study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences 

Working with 80 elementary schools in Southern California, REEd will test the efficacy of an instructional capacity building model that targets the academic language and literacy needs of English learners in grades 3-6. The model focuses on building the capacity of mentors and teachers to effectively implement the California ELA/ELD Framework through the use of the ALLIES Teaching Frames. This project is a partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR).


Building District Capacity to Develop Disciplinary Literacy of Young English Learners
A five-year study funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition.

In partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, Robla School District, and Boston Public Schools, REEd will pilot, and test a professional development initiative that engages mentors and TK-2 teachers.


Integrated Professional Growth Systems
A three-year initiative funded by the California Department of Education through an Improving Teacher Quality grant

In partnership with REEd and CDE, Robla School District is implementing a district-wide professional growth system that includes a formalized teacher review process. The key deliverables from this partnership will be shared as a state-wide model for continuous improvement and local accountability in California’s schools.


Building the Instructional Capacity of Beginning Teachers
A two-year initiative funded by the California Department of Education through an Improving Teacher Quality grant

In partnership with Riverside County Office of Education and Tulare County Office of Education, REEd is piloting a context driven approach for integrating the SOAR Teaching practices into programs for teacher interns and beginning teachers. The project will result in a professional learning model for instructional leaders who support preservice and beginning teachers.


REEd Sim Lab
A pilot initiative funded by the California Department of Education through an Improving Teacher Quality grant.

REEd’s new Sim Lab uses a combination of artificial intelligence and live actors to mimic some of the most challenging interactions teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders face. The Sim Lab will provide our partner school districts with professional learning opportunities that allows individuals to rehearse, practice and perfect their ability to integrate new skills into their daily routines. We will launch the initiative by developing scenarios designed to build educator’s ability to practice a set of instructional practices known to drive student learning.


Meeting the Needs of Dual Language Learners in PK-2 Settings
A project funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation

A work group of PK-2 educators has developed a set of recommendations for a plan to implement a capacity building model for educators of young (PK-2) dual-language learners. The model will support PK-2 teachers’ implementation of SOAR  instructional practices for engaging students in disciplinary discussions and improve the quality and quantity of their oral output. 


REEd Delphi Panel Studies. 

In an effort to identify high leverage practice for teaching and coaching, REEd has invited leading educational researchers, teacher educators, coaches, administrators and teachers to participate in a series of Delphi studies. Delphi panels leverage professional expertise by improving group decision-making without face-to-face interaction. This methodology uses systematic solicitation and collection of judgments and justifications from experts.  The results of the Delphi Panel studies will be shared as REEd publications.

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