Our research team leans heavily on the work of previous scholars and leaders in the field. Decades of research provides those of us in applied settings with direction to ensure what happens in practice aligns with existing evidence.

Existing research provides us with approaches to program improvement and data-based decision-making that we can use to regularly improve our programs while also expanding the current knowledge base on effective practices.

At the Center for Advancing Research to Practice, our research efforts can be grouped largely into two categories: program development and program improvement