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Document Number: 10919

How State Education Agencies Acquire and Use Research in School Improvement Strategies - State education agencies (SEAs) in three states were examined to see how they searched for, selected and used research in their school improvement strategies. Researchers found SEA staff actively sought and were receptive to research and reached out to multiple internal and external research sources. Incorporating research into policy and practice was a social process in which SEA staff worked with each other, practitioners, and external partners to adapt research to their local context. (Margaret E. Goertz, Carol Barnes and Diane Massell, Consortium for Policy Research in Education, August 2013)...

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