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The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) is committed to helping educational stakeholders connect policy, practice, and evidence in ways that will maximize student achievement. In collaboration with teachers, administrators, policymakers, families, and more, CESP’s researchers and staff conduct applied educational research that informs educational policy and practice; supports the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs and initiatives; creates opportunities for educators to exchange views and ideas; and provides training and tools that are tailored to the specific needs of individuals, schools, districts, and communities in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Recent News

CESP Announces New Jersey Department of Education Grant Award for Using Formative Assessments to Improve Teaching and Learning

The Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education (RU GSE) has received a grant award through the New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE) to support the increasing need to improve New Jersey educators’ data literacy to support assessment-driven... Read more

CESP Announces New Jersey Department of Education Grant Award for the Common Core Academy 2013

The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant awarded by the ... Read more

CESP presented at Pennsylvania Educational Research Association's Conference, Philadelphia, October 3-4, 2013.

Dessi Kirova, Cynthia Blitz and Anton Shcherbakov presented their work on Program Assessment of the New Jersey Teacher Evaluation: A Study of Two Year Pilot at the Regional Educational Research Conference, titled A New Agenda for... Read more