About Us

CESP is a Rutgers University education research center dedicated to finding practical solutions that maximize student achievement. By collaborating with local, state, or national educators, our faculty and staff use research evidence to improve student success and teacher performance. Our main objectives are to facilitate the translation of research into effective practices and build the capacity of educators to engage in informed decision-making that is rooted in research.

CESP investigates best practices for school districts and state education departments and promotes the use of research data to guide education policy and decision-making for the region. Organizations that have recently funded CESP projects include:

We work with Pre-K, K-12, and higher education organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

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