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Assessment, Federal Policy, and Funding Research

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Illuminate Education is committed to:

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Developing research-based assessments that educators can trust

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Unpacking policy and funding updates into information educators can easily understand

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Providing research and scholarship around the topics most important
to educators today

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Whitepapers

Selected publications around key topics in education today

Understanding Dyslexia

COVID Slide: Research on Learning Loss & Recommendations to Close the Gap

Findings from Fall Screenings: Data on COVID Learning Loss and Updated Recommendations for Instruction

No Longer a Prediction: What New Data Tell Us About the Effects of 2020 Learning Disruptions

Accelerating and Assessing: Using a Comprehensive, Balanced Assessment System to Equitably Close Learning Gaps

Progress Monitoring for Accelerating the Pace of Learning

Moving Beyond the English Learner Label

Beyond Academic Screening: Understanding and Leveraging Social-Emotional and Behavioral Assessments

A Multi-Tiered Service & Support Implementation Blueprint for Schools & Districts

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From Policy to Practice Series

Periodic articles examining shifts in education policy and connecting them to real-world applications for educators

How to Ensure Short-Term Relief Funding Yields a Long-Term Impact on Student Growth

Attendance Counts and Engagement Matters

The State of State Assessments

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Stimulus Funding Information

Research and published materials unpacking the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

Discover resources to unpack K-12 stimulus funds, explore qualified stimulus fund purchases, and learn best practices for guiding long-term, high-impact stimulus fund investments.

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Citations

Selected third-party publications referencing or republishing Illuminate's research.

Meet Our Researchers and Industry Experts

Meet some of the researchers, authors, and subject matter experts on the Illuminate team.

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John Bielinski, Ph.D.

Sr. Director, Research & Development

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Zoheb Hassan Borbora, Ph.D.

FastBridge Co-Founder & Chief Data Science and Innovation Officer

rachel-brown

Rachel Brown, Ph.D.

Sr. Academic Officer

SarahBrown

Sarah Brown, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Professional Learning

JaimeHarris

Jaime Harris, Ed.S., NCSP

eduCLIMBER Co-Founder & Director

AmyJackson

Amy Jackson, Ph.D.

Vice President of Applied Research & Strategy

Ekatrina_Smith

Ekaterina Forrester Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Psychometrician

John-Walker

John Walker, Ph.D.

Psychometrician

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Implement Research-Based Best Practices with the Illuminate Solution

Illuminate provides research-based assessments and award-winning tools to help you make data-driven decisions
for students, schools, and systems.

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Research-based universal screening and progress monitoring for academics and social-emotional behavior (SEB) with intervention recommendations

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Highest-quality, standards-based assessments with instant scoring, formative feedback, interactive reporting, and targeted activities

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MTSS collaboration and management platform providing whole child data visualizations and built-in tools for essential MTSS practices

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