Welcome to RISE

The Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) has a long standing history of conducting comprehensive, integrated, research and evaluation studies to enhance K-20 education nationally and globally. We are proud of our reputation to provide services that ascertain the effectiveness of activities against established goals.

As a unit of the Iowa State University School of Education, RISE is unique in promoting the fusion of evaluation, research, and policy to schools, colleges, public and private agencies, testing organizations, private foundations, state education agencies, and corporations.

In operation since 1974, RISE personnel have conducted studies supported by numerous grants and contracts. In the process, RISE has trained many graduate students who have moved onto university faculty and research related positions across the globe.

RISE is capable of delivering a broad spectrum of services related to research, analytic inquiry, and technical consulting services. The professional staff is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, survey design, and focus group/interview protocols.