The Research Collaboration lab provides professional development and evaluation for diverse education projects. As part of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, we partner with state departments of education, districts, schools, educators, students, and families to improve education for all students. We are currently working on numerous projects spanning multiple states. Our role in these projects ranges from providing systematic professional development that promotes college and career competencies to evaluating the impact of educator professional development through utilization-focused evaluation.
Read highlights of our publications, written after collaborations with educators, families, professional development providers, and state departments.
Learn about our tools, including formative questionnaires, knowledge tests, performance-based observations, and performance-based reflections.
The College and Career Competency (CCC) assessments are supporting students in all 50 states and in 27 countries (in blue). More than 100,000 students have reflected on their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.