About Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)

Founded in 2005 to support research on education policy and practice, the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) has established itself as a specialist research organization focused on the investigation of questions of cause-and-effect critical for effective educational practice. Guided by a Board of Directors from varied disciplines in the social sciences, behavioral sciences and statistics, SREE’s diverse community of members includes researchers investigating causal relations in education, professionals active in school settings, and public officials and others instrumental in translating research into practice.

SREE’s portfolio of convenings, publications, and services provides a platform for active member engagement, knowledge sharing, and professional learning. Current programmatic offerings include:

  • Member conferences on a range of state-of-the field topics relating to research methods, knowledge utilization, policy and practice developments, and critical reform issues;
  • Publications include a quarterly newsletter and a periodic research journal of original articles from the multidisciplinary community of researchers who are committed to applying principles of scientific inquiry to the study of educational problems;
  • Professional development services involving workshops, videos, software, and career opportunities;
  • New programmatic initiatives including the federally funded Registry of Efficacy and Effectiveness Studies for timely information on studies aiming to identify the causal effects of education programs or policies and facilitating easy access and transparency to ongoing and completed studies.

Having built a strong foundation of support and interest during its first decade, the Board of Directors is now aiming to move SREE to the next strategic phase of programmatic and organizational development. Along with its planned relocation to Washington DC, the Board envisions a broader portfolio of services and programs, an expanded and diversified membership base, new strategic partnerships, and deeper engagement with practitioners and policymakers.

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