Applying research to raise academic achievement across the nation

PERTS creates and evaluates free resources that help students become more passionate, resilient, and successful learners.

We are a Stanford University research organization focused on academic motivation.

About PERTS 

Our programs have raised the performance of thousands of students across the nation.

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Our Mindset Kit provides educators with resources and practices to use with students.

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Rigorous, Actionable Research

As a Stanford University center, we draw on the latest research methods to develop and evaluate our programs.

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Even in my "difficult" Algebra class, students became involved with the math work. They actually discussed proper ways to solve equations.
— Participant teacher
It really brought engagement from all students. It made them feel safe to make mistakes and explore different ideas.
— Participant teacher
I feel like my philosophy around mindset and mistakes is exactly what you have been sharing ... This study has given me tasks that I can do to communicate these ideas to my students. Thanks!
— Participant teacher
I really loved hearing about the research and watching the teacher videos. This program was an easy fit into my classroom.
— Participant teacher

Designed with Educators

We work with educators at schools across the country to improve student performance.

Hear what some of these teachers have to say about working with PERTS.

Our Sponsors

Our work is generously supported by the following organizations.

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"Bridging mindset science and education practices to transform student learning and lives."