CLEVELAND ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH (CAER)
The Cleveland Alliance for Education Research (CAER) is a research-practice partnership (RPP) between the Center for Urban Education at Cleveland State University (CSU), the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). CAER was established in 2016 and brings original data analysis to bear on problems of practice and policy in Cleveland schools. The focus of the research is jointly negotiated between the partner organizations.
RPPs like CAER are long-term collaborations between research institutions and education agencies that seek to strengthen education systems. The RPP model has been promoted by the U.S. Department of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation. CAER became a formal member of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP) in 2017.