The purpose of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is to conduct and apply behavioral and social science research to improve people’s lives and well-being, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged throughout the world. In the field of education, AIR works on a broad scope of research, evaluation, policy and practice issues, from early childhood to college and workforce readiness. Their expanded learning and afterschool work is founded on making research relevant to practitioners, school leaders, community organizations and policymakers to improve the quality of afterschool and expanded learning programs for children and their families through tools, policy development, professional development and technical assistance.
Professional Development, Research, Quality, Data
- Developing quality systems.
- Aligning afterschool and expanded learning with school improvement.
- Professional development.
- Using data effectively.
Carol McElvain, Senior Program Associate