The HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice aims to impact future generations by supporting today’s educators.
Using the latest tools and methods to conduct rigorous evidence syntheses that meet the rapid decision-making needs of education leaders, we translate the findings from existing research on the most pressing issues into digestible summaries and practical guides. We provide education leaders with up-to-date, trustworthy information to support the implementation of evidence-based practices aimed at promoting healthy students and schools.
To provide K-12 education and policy leaders in the United States with relevant, accessible, valid, and reliable information about the latest research so they can implement evidence-informed practices and policies that promote the physical, mental, and social well-being of students, schools, and communities.
Better Evidence, Faster
Quality research takes time, but putting the best evidence into action shouldn’t. Our rapid evidence reviews use innovative techniques to streamline the process of analyzing large bodies of research, resulting in recommendations that can quickly address the most pressing issues in education; you don’t have to wait to use the latest research in your schools.
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A team of researchers and educators
“The HEDCO Institute aims to provide the public with timely, trusted information about best practices for promoting healthy students and schools. Our work is made possible by the stellar team of educators, communicators, and researchers who partner with us to support evidence-informed educational practice”
- Dr. Emily Tanner-Smith, Executive Director
A legacy of education
The HEDCO Institute is proud to be part of the College of Education at the University of Oregon, which has a decades-long record of national and international research and development in special education, counseling psychology, educational leadership, and school psychology. The College of Education has a highly influential research culture, because our faculty have a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives.