Located on one of the most prestigious campuses in the nation, CRESST employs approximately 115 people with access to some of the most modern research facilities in the nation. We also contract or subcontract work to other leading national experts, based on specific research or evaluation needs. CRESST personnel and budgets are leveraged across multiple projects and partners to increase impact, ensuring that all funding agencies receive maximum value for their investment.
In addition to exceptional work on more than 25 ongoing research, evaluation, and development projects, CRESST researchers serve on more than 100 active national, state, and local educational associations, boards, or major committees. Our researchers have been honored for distinction in research and practice, receiving for example the AERA Award for Distinguished Research, the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Applications in Psychology, the American Psychological Society James McKeen Cattell Award, the Educational Testing Service Award for Distinguished Service to Measurement, multiple AERA Presidential Citation Awards, and the AERA Research-to-Practice Award. More than a dozen current or former CRESST researchers members have been selected to AERA Fellow status based on their "scientific or scholarly contributions" to educational research on a national or international basis.
CRESST researchers publish well over 100 articles every year, primarily in distinguished peer-reviewed journals but also in more practice- or policy-focused publications such as Educational Leadership, Education Next, Kappan Magazine, the American School Board Journal, and School Administrator. CRESST partners serve as editors, co-editors, and reviewers of several national journals, including the journal Educational Assessment, edited by CRESST director Joan Herman.
CRESST partners are regularly quoted for their expertise in America's top newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Education Week, and more than 100 other newspapers or magazines.
Since 1994, the CRESST web site has been broadly disseminating CRESST research information to the public. The web site contains more than 700 full-text research reports dating back to 1966, plus hundreds of overhead presentations, newsletters, and assessment resources. Approximately 12,000 products are downloaded each month from the CRESST web site and more than 150,000 each year.
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