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 services in leveraging data to inform teaching and learning and IDRA services in evaluation, research and needs assessment.
Education and community leaders and policymakers need key information to make good decisions about school policy and practice. They need...Read More
Attrition and Dropout Rates in Texas Texas public schools are losing one out of five students. Each year, IDRA releases...Read More
Under the leadership of Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President & CEO, the José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows...Read More
Texas Counselors Concerned About Texas College Preparation Policies The Greater Texas Foundation asked IDRA to conduct a qualitative study...Read More
Throughout IDRA’s history, our research has assessed fair funding policy efforts undertaken in Texas and other states to examine progress...Read More
Zero Tolerance Policies Zero tolerance policies likely contribute to high attrition rates of Black students and Hispanic students in Texas...Read More
Below are samples of IDRA research in the education of emergent bilingual students. For additional resources, see Emergent Bilingual Student...Read More
In Spanish, amanecer means “the beginning of a new day.” In 1975, IDRA began a new day in public education by developing...Read More
Teaching Quality As students return to school, this spotlight focuses on our research on teaching quality and its impact on...Read More
For decades, IDRA has researched the critical transition between high school and college access and success, particularly for minority and...Read More
IDRA’s studies of a community college yielded strategies that improved its recruitment and retention of Hispanic, low-income students, and students...Read More