Our shared goal is to improve P-20 education for all students in the Kansas City metropolitan area by providing powerful tools for data-driven educational policy research, evaluation, and implementation.
KC-AERC and the Central Regional Educational Lab (REL Central) have partnered to examine the effects of education research consortia (ERC’s) on the multi-district locations they serve. This project has identified the following research question of interest: what benchmarking and metrics … Continue readingJanuary 10, 2012
Principal investigators Hyunjin Seo (KU) and Brian Houston (MU) researched flash mobs: definitions, causes, implications, and results. The research, funded by the Kauffman Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, involved focus groups and a survey of Kansas City … Continue readingJanuary 10, 2012
These projects were an all-hands-on-deck KC-AERC undertaking. Contributing researchers included Mark Ehlert (MU), Mike Podgursky (MU), Sarah Frazelle, Tamera Murdock (UMKC), Jackie Spears (K State), and Leigh Anne Taylor Knight (KC-AERC). Final reports, delivered 12/31/11 from KC-AERC to REL Central … Continue readingJanuary 9, 2012
Contracted by the Kansas City Regional P20 Council, KC-AERC undertook the task of identifying and surveying the educational entities providing services to students from pre-school aged to 20 years of formal schooling in the nine-county region of the Kansas City … Continue readingDecember 29, 2011
Statistically determined estimates of “school effects” and “teacher effects” will be increasingly important in school and educator evaluation systems. Much of the work in this area has relied exclusively on state level proficiency exam scores to estimate school and teacher … Continue reading