The use of research evidence in policymaking is important for the development of well-designed policies. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners need to work together to ensure that the research performed is relevant and timely to current policy needs, and can be communicated easily. To bridge the gap between research and practice, Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs) and intermediaries have been used to build sustainable and long-lasting connections between researchers and policymakers to better integrate research within policy decisions. To obtain a more comprehensive view of research evidence in policymaking please see below:
Intermediaries help facilitate communication and bridge the divide between researchers and policymakers, contributing to the implementation of successful policies.
Research-practice partnerships (RPPs) provide the foundation for long-term collaboration between researchers and policymakers to encourage the development and use of relevant research and implementation in policymaking.
- November 27, 2018
Rebecca Lavinson and Bridget Brown offer a recap of a recent convening in which states had their say about establishing and re-designing research offices.
This discussion group convened leaders from three states to explore how to build capacity to engage in effective RPPs under ESSA.
- July 18, 2018
Trevor Fronius discusses what Nebraska is doing to address the challenges of youth disconnected from traditional social networks.
- April 3, 2018
Madison Weiss explores whether states are effectively advancing equity under ESSA.