Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT) conducts research and development in student academic assessment to support the development of effective educational programs for all students. BRT concentrates on access to learning so that appropriate and accurate information can be collected from all students to improve decision-making for their educational programs.
With federal and state funding, BRT projects focus on developing information systems with three primary goals:
- Improve basic skills assessments so that all students can read, write, and compute.
- Enhance learning of middle and secondary content subject matter so that all students have the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge base.
- Provide accessibility to large-scale testing so that all students, including students with disabilities, can demonstrate their proficiencies on state and local achievement standards.