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About CPRE Research

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) is a community of researchers from renowned research institutions and organizations committed to advancing educational policy and practice through evidence-based research.

CPRE has adopted an openly-available peer-reviewed publishing model by which member-created research and outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other barriers, in a central open access repository (Scholarly Commons) subsidized by the University of Pennsylvania. You can access CPRE research via our Scholarly Commons repository.

Our Mission, Goals, and Vision

  • CPRE's mission is to contribute to the output of new, scholarly, evidence-based research.

  • Our goal is to make education policy research openly accessible to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and other interested readers.

  • CPRE's vision is to disseminate research that can be the catalyst for informed decision-making and action in educational policy and practice.

Our History

The Consortium for Policy Research (CPRE) was founded in 1985 by Susan Fuhrman at Rutgers University before moving to its current headquarters at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). Since its inception, CPRE has conducted meaningful research that delves into the relationship between educational policy and the effects it has on classroom practice, student learning, school reform, teacher workforce, and school governance.

CPRE is chiefly comprised of researchers from seven leading schools of education—often referred to as the "CPRE 7." However, CPRE researchers often establish formal research collaborations with many education agencies, higher education institutions, schools of education, organizations, and associations at the local, regional, national, and international level. Working with this diverse community has afforded CPRE the opportunity to conduct some of the most influential educational analyses in the areas of: reading literacy, early childhood data systems, higher education, and mathematics assessment. CPRE is headquartered with University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

Current CPRE Members


Executive Director Jonathan Supovitz leads the Consortium for Policy Research in Education from its headquarters at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). Learn more about the researchers, faculty, and staff who make up the Consortium for Policy Research in Education in our Expert Directory.

Director Douglas Ready leads the CPRE team at Teachers College, Columbia University. Learn more about CPRE-TC projects, here.


Contracting & Partnering with CPRE

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) conducts rigorous program evaluation and research studies using qualitative and quantitative methods, advanced survey techniques, and data analysis. CPRE consists of a broad network of leading experts. This network of premier researchers features experts in a diverse array of education topics.

For questions on CPRE research and services, please use our Contact Form or email:

CPRE Knowledge Hub & Research Minutes podcast

CPRE Knowledge Hub (CPRE HUB) is CPRE's new initiative to unite education policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. CPRE HUB is home to our Research Minutes podcast. This podcast seeks to tell the story of education research and policy— featuring weekly interviews with top researchers and accessible discussions of the latest developments, trends, and initiatives in education. Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify / Soundcloud / Stitcher / YouTube


The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) is headquartered with the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. CPRE fosters an innovative, collaborative research environment where dedicated staff members can apply their skills and talents to support the advancement of educational policy and practice research.

If you are interested in joining CPRE's diverse community of experts, please use University of Pennsylvania's job portal.

You can create an account and search positions at:

Consortium for Policy Research in Education

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
3440 Market Street, Suite 560
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215.573.0700
Fax: 215.573.7914


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