CAREI is a research center that serves as the link between research and practice in Minnesota schools, PreK-16, and other agencies interested in applied educational research. We are experts in research, evaluation, literacy, and assessment with a wealth of diverse and interrelated experience.
Our vision is to become the premier hub for making research accessible and actionable to ensure equitable outcomes.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We are committed to tackling injustices and embracing diversity by continuously engaging with principles of equity, antiracism, cultural responsiveness, and intersectionality. We seek to learn about, live out, and promote these principles in our work with educational programs and systems as applied researchers, evaluators, trainers, and coaches.
Professional Learning Opportunities
CAREIALL (Advancing Language and Literacy) is a virtual, comprehensive professional development course created by our team of internal and external literacy experts, and designed to support educators in operationalizing the science of reading in their classrooms.
To implement an effective Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework, it is critical that school leaders have a strong conceptual understanding of MTSS. Effective MTSS frameworks are composed of 5 core components: Infrastructure and Support, Multilevel Instruction, Assessment, Data-Based Decision-Making, and Fidelity and Evaluation.
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The CAREI District Assembly brings together university researchers and school practitioners from around the country on a regular basis. For over 20 years, the Assembly has linked University research to educational practice for K-12 teachers and school leaders. Together, faculty, researchers, and school leaders share research findings, discuss current issues, and identify solutions.
News and Announcements
This report—generously funded by the JAB Foundation—is the first to explore and analyze the current reading programs, assessments, and interventions used in Minnesota Public School Districts and Charter Schools. This serves as a first step toward effectively addressing and resolving the critical disparities in reading outcomes in the state, especially given the enactment of the Minnesota Read Act, a significant investment in literacy which took effect on July 1, 2023.
Minnesotan’s agree that addressing student and educator mental health is a top concern, according to a University of Minnesota analysis of the Minnesota Safe Learning Survey (SLS) that was distributed in the winter, spring and fall of 2021. There were more than 53,000 respondents to the three surveys from across Minnesota, and their concerns were clear.
CAREI was awarded a $3.2 million award from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to participate in a Random Control study as a provider of professional development and technical assistance to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) designed to improve reading achievement for students in Grades 1 and 2. CAREI will work with 50 schools around the country to: