Our mission is to help K-12 school systems make evidence-based decisions about the effectiveness of their programs, policies, and personnel. We partner with, and provide research services to school districts, research organizations, publishers, and state and federal agencies—including Regional Education Laboratories and the US Department of Education—to determine the effectiveness of programs. We are committed to providing independent, objective evidence while remaining sensitive to the unique context of the research site.

Empirical Education is an advocate for using evidence in policy decisions. We provide information and recommendations to trade organizations, policy institutes, foundations, and government entities that make or influence policy and practices in education.


State Reports Show Almost All Teachers Are Effective or Highly So. Is This Good News?
April 2013

Importance is Important for Rules of Evidence Proposed for ED Grant Programs
March 2013

Does 1 teacher = 1 number? Some Questions About the Research on Composite Measures of Teacher Effectiveness
February 2013



Empirical Education Presents Initial Results from i3 Validation Grant Evaluation
December 19, 2013

Empirical Presents about Aspire Public School's t3 System at AEA 2013
October 15, 2013

Study Shows a “Singapore Math” Curriculum Can Improve Student Problem Solving Skills
April 1, 2013