Bridging Research, Practice, and Design

Incubated at the National Academy of Sciences, SERP was founded in 2003 to bridge the worlds of education research, practice, and design. The organization is designed to provide the infrastructure to make a coherent and sustained research, development, and implementation program possible. SERP establishes long-term partnerships with school districts addressing critical problems of practice identified by the district partner. Accomplished researchers from leading universities are recruited to tackle multiple dimensions of the problem and user-centered design is incorporated to generate classroom friendly solutions. SERP products are made available to all districts.


SERP's Public Products


Carnegie Corporation of New York

Goldman Sachs Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Haan Foundation for Children

Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Intel Foundation

John S. and Catherine L. Reed Foundation

Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

National Academy of Sciences

National Science Foundation

Robert Noyce Foundation

S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation

Simons Foundation

Spencer Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

William T. Grant Foundation

Research Partners

Boston University

Carnegie Mellon University

Harvard University

Mills College

Stanford University

Temple University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Irvine

University of North Carolina

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

University of Texas at Austin

University of Wisconsin

Wheelock College

School District Partners

CA: Clovis | Oakland | San Francisco

IA: Fort Madison

IL: Evanston/Skokie | Evanston Township | Oak Park

MA: Boston | Brookline | Dennis-Yarmouth | Everett | Leominster | Worcester

MD: Baltimore

MI: Ann Arbor

NC: Chapel Hill-Carrboro

NY: New York City

OH: Shaker Heights

PA: Penns Valley | Pittsburgh

TX: Fort Worth

VA: Arlington

WI: Green Bay | Madison

Other Partners

Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC)

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Lawrence Hall of Science


Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)

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