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IDRA has gathered and analyzed data that promote a broader understanding of educational and social policy issues among public and professional decision makers.

Using collaborative and innovative methods, we investigate important questions and provide insight into compelling educational issues. As a national resource, we set standards in the design, analysis, and synthesis of timely and useful research involving diverse populations.

Learn more about IDRA Evaluation, Research and Needs Assessment Assistance.

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Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas

Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas Texas public schools are losing one out of five students. Each fall, IDRA releases...

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Fellows Program

Under the leadership of Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President & CEO, the José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows...

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Ready Texas

  Texas Counselors Concerned About Texas College Preparation Policies The Greater Texas Foundation asked IDRA to conduct a qualitative study...

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English Learner Education Research

Below are samples of IDRA research in the education of English learner students. For additional resources, see English Language Learner Education....

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IDRA Research Studies for San Antonio College

IDRA’s studies of a community college yielded strategies that improved its recruitment and retention of Hispanic, low-income students, and students...

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Early Childhood Education Research

In Spanish, amanecer means “the beginning of a new day.” In 1975, IDRA began a new day in public education by developing...

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Teacher Preparation

Teaching Quality As students return to school, this spotlight focuses on our research on teaching quality and its impact on...

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College Access and Success Research

For decades, IDRA has researched the critical transition between high school and college access and success, particularly for minority and...

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School Funding Research

Throughout IDRA’s history, our research has assessed fair funding policy efforts undertaken in Texas and other states to examine progress...

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School Discipline Research

Zero Tolerance Policies Zero tolerance policies likely contribute to high attrition rates of Black students and Hispanic students in Texas...

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