• CMSD Department of Research and Evaluation
  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)



    Our Mission 

    AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

    Our Vision

    Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that

    • produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce; 
    • addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities;
    • designs and advances statistical and research methods;
    • causes practitioners and organizations to adopt evidence-based practices; and
    • informs public understanding and policymaking by the best evidence.