Research Practice Partnerships

Research Practice Partnerships

A capacity building approach


College Opportunity Programs

The mission of the College Opportunity Programs (COP) is to increase student preparation for post-secondary opportunities through academic enrichment, academic advising, motivational activities and K-12 partnerships. Federal programs administered by COP include six Educational Talent Search programs, five Upward Bound Programs, and one Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate (GEAR UP) Program.


Testing the Efficacy of the Essential Practices for Math Professional Learning Program.

A four-year study funded by the National Science Foundation

The overarching goal of the Essential Practices for Math project is to develop, implement and test a professional learning model that incorporates a group mentoring approach. The aim of the model is to build teacher capacity to simultaneously promote English Learners academic- language development and mathematical content understanding. The randomized controlled trial (RCT) will be conducted in 60 elementary schools in Southern California.


Testing the Efficacy of the ALLIES Literacy 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. 


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 in improving literacy outcomes for young English Learners.


REEd Sim Lab


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. 

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