Research

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Change Through Research

Our research culture is field-leading and highly influential with a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives.

$43.8M
total research funding in fy2017
87
research projects funded in fy2017

We are home to 16 research and outreach units. Our faculty members in these units have a reputation for conducting innovative work in school reform, assessment, school-wide discipline and behavior management, positive youth development, family interventions, special education, early intervention, and culturally responsive educational practices.

These programs help children and families of all ages—from infants and toddlers to adolescents and young adults. The work they do is making a difference in Oregon, across the country, and around the world.

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commercial education products on the market right now
25,000+
schools use our Positive behavioral interventions and supports Apps (PBISApps)
1 in 10
US Students were impacted by the use of The School-Wide Information System (SWIS)

Research and Outreach Units 

Behavioral Research and Teaching
The BRT concentrates on student learning information systems and teacher decision-making by researching and developing basic skills and content assessments, and supporting accessibility to state accountability systems that document academic standards proficiency.
Center for Educational Research
CEPR works on a range of issues associated with college and career readiness in general and the assessment of readiness in particular.
Center for Equity Promotion
CEQP is dedicated to working with communities to better understand and support the positive development of children and families, particularly those who are underserved by education, health, and social services systems.
Center for Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
CPAN is designed to develop, implement and research a collective impact and public health approach to child abuse-neglect prevention.
Center on Human Development
CHD is part of a nationwide network that supports, assists, and empowers people with disabilities and their families in schools and communities.
Center on Teaching and Learning
CTL conducts research on the design, delivery, and efficacy of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as individual elements used in schools, especially in the primary, elementary, and middle school grades.
Early Childhood CARES
ECCares provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to children from birth to five-year-olds in Lane County who have a development delay, disability and/or sensory impairment.
Early Intervention Research
EI focuses on improvement and expansion of educational, social, emotional, and therapeutic services and support for infants and young children who are at risk and disabled and their families.
Educational and Community Supports
ECS focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, durable, and scientifically substantiated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Federal and state funded projects support research, teaching, dissemination, and technical assistance activities.
Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior
IVDB empowers schools and social service agencies to address violence and destructive behavior at the point of school entry and beyond.
intoCAREERS
IntoCareers works directly with leaders in education and workforce across the United States to develop and centralize evidence-based resources, curriculum, and technology-supported career action plans. By engaging state leaders, intoCareers maximizes at-scale impact while ensuring that the focus remains on empowering individuals in their personal Career Action Plans.
Oregon Career Information System
CIS provides a seamless connection between education, workforce, career, and reskilling. CIS assists state agencies, schools, community organizations, and private businesses to remove barriers to career planning, provide comprehensive information about opportunities, tools that teach career self-management skills, and information specific to Oregon’s labor and education markets.
Secondary Special Education and Transition Program
SSET conducts research and outreach activities to develop and implement research-based transition services that assist transition-age youth in developing knowledge and skills to fulfill their desired adult roles, including meaningful employment, completion of postsecondary education or training programs, and living independently in the community.
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
UCEDD assists in improving the quality of life for all persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
Prevention Science Institute
PSI is a multidisciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings.
Oregon Education Science Laboratory
OESL conducts research on teaching and learning in STEM+C education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing) with an emphasis on creating and studying learning environments that foster equity and inclusion for historically underrepresented groups.