We are building an engine for scalable impact in education.
Students from underserved communities graduate from high school and college at far lower rates than their advantaged peers, and these achievement gaps powerfully perpetuate longstanding socioeconomic inequalities. This problem persists even though researchers have identified myriad educational strategies that can help all students thrive. It persists, in large part, because our education system chronically fails to scale up effective strategies to reach the students who need them most.
PERTS helps educators apply evidence-based strategies in order to advance educational excellence and equity on a large scale. We believe that properly scaling educational research can empower schools to reduce inequality and create better experiences for students and teachers.
We bridge the gap between research and practice by translating research findings into practical solutions. These solutions can be quickly implemented to serve large numbers of historically underserved students.
While supporting the dissemination of research-based innovations, PERTS gathers essential data on their outcomes. That data teaches us how to faithfully and sustainably grow the reach of these innovations and maximize their impact on educational equity.