The following are multi-year, novel research projects identified by IWERC’s Research Advisory Council, designed to take advantage of state data sets.
Understanding children’s journeys through early childhood programs and services
Maintaining a diverse, high-quality early childhood and K-12 workforce
Exploring the diverse routes from high school to work
These projects are shorter-term research reviews and syntheses of public data recommended by IWERC’s Research Advisory Council.
Trauma-informed responses to post-pandemic schooling
Strategies that cultivate effective schools for different purposes and learners
Mapping Illinois’ equitable access and opportunity to education and workforce resources
These are projects that were not explicitly recommended by IWERC’s Research Advisory Council but align to IWERC’s core agenda and allow IWERC to expand in meaningful and “just-in-time” directions.
The current study examines DC participation trends to increase DC opportunities for all students and close participation gaps.
In Partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Exploring Decision-Making Factors of Illinois High School Seniors
Research on computer science education in the state
Research on the Illinois Educator Prep Profiles
A research-practice partnership (RPP) to assess the state’s educator workforce
A series of literature reviews in partnership with the Latino Policy Forum
This project is focused on building IWERC’s and the state’s capacity to do meaningful statewide educational research. It was suggested by IWERC’s Research Advisory Council.
A Research-Practice Partnership to Understand Community Perspectives of Education and the Workforce