Research Centers & Projects


Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center

Conducts research on the development and use of new assessment methods by engaging in close collaborations with leaders in curriculum and learning innovations. 

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)

Seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system.


College & Career Academy Support Network (CCASN)

Helps educators and other stakeholders improve high schools.

Embodied Design Research Laboratory

Creates and evaluates theory-driven educational innovation using both traditional and cutting-edge media.

The Functions Group

Serves as a research forum for students and others interested in varied aspects of mathematical cognition.

Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS)

Develops free, standards-based inquiry science curricula and the open source WISE instructional platform