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NCREST includes senior and junior staff members from a range of backgrounds, including teaching, administration, research, program design, and program evaluation. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Teacher learning and development
  • Leadership learning and development
  • Small, innovative school designs
  • K-12 school reform
  • Early college high schools
  • School quality reviews
  • High school/college partnerships and initiatives
  • College readiness
  • Formative/summative assessments
  • Data use in school development
  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Drawing on that expertise, we provide a range of services including:

  • Research
    • Action research
    • Collaborative research
    • Documentation
    • Quantitative methodological approach
    • Qualitative methodological approach 
  • Evaluation
    • Developmental programming and evaluation
    • Process, output and outcome evaluation 
  • Multi-leveled Assessment Practices
    • School assessments (e.g. SQR, and CRF)
    • Formative/summative assessments of student performance 
  • Professional Development
    • Teacher professional development
    • Leadership professional development
    • Training on how to do research
    • Training on effective use of data
    • Guidance for school and program planning 
  • Data Use Facilitation
    • Guidance for using data in school improvement efforts
    • Tools and skills for collaborative and communicative data use
    • Data-based decision making for school administration and management
    • Data-based decision making for evidence-based teaching and learning