University of Delaware School of Education. The School of Education within the College of Education and Human Development is a nationally recognized and authoritative source of knowledge about the practices that impact students’ academic and social development and educators’ professional development. Our 54 faculty members work with over 900 students in our diverse undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)’s Education Research Group. NWEA’s Education Research Group collaborates with school districts, universities, foundations, and educational organizations to conduct rigorous and accessible research on a wide range of education issues by using our Growth Research Database (GRD), the most extensive collection of student growth data in the country. The team works directly with school systems to provide consulting and actionable information, using the resources of the GRD. These research partnerships make important contributions to the conversations around education’s most challenging problems and influence the thinking of educational leaders, policy makers, and other key stakeholders. The Education Research Group promotes educational policies and practices that are grounded in the mission of NWEA that help to improve teaching and learning.
The Spencer Foundation. The Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities. The Foundation has made grants totaling approximately $250 million.