Nebraska Bureau for Education Research, Evaluation and Policy
Nebraska Bureau for Education Research, Evaluation and Policy

Mission

The Nebraska Bureau for Education Research, Evaluation and Policy (EREP) is dedicated to informing and improving P-20 educational systems, practices and policies.

Background

Nebraska EREP, housed within the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) in UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS), is a reformulation of the Bureau of Educational Research and Field Studies. Building upon and expanding the work of the prior bureau, EREP will be positioned to conduct rigorous evaluation and applied research studies in support of state, regional and national P-20 educational initiatives and policies.

Faculty members and graduate students within the EREP will conduct rigorous evaluation and applied research studies on P-20 educational systems, policies and practices in the following concentration areas:

  • P-12 Accountability
  • Administrator and Teacher Assessment, Development and Quality
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Community College Voluntary Framework of Accountability
  • Continuous School Improvement
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Access, Opportunity and Achievement
  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Higher Education Priorities
  • P-16 and P-20 Initiatives
  • Professional Development
  • Student Assessment and Standards
  • School Context and Quality
  • School and District Reform
  • School Finance and Governance
  • STEM Initiatives

Likewise, EREP will provide expertise and collaborative consultation in areas that support several initiatives within CEHS and CYFS, such as the National Center for Research on Rural Education, the Empowerment Initiative, Extension, as well as those planned for future development in CYFS and CEHS.

Organizational Structure

DirectorGreg W. Welch, Ph.D.

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Graduate Research AssistantBenjamin Baumfalk, M.A.

Benjamin Baumfalk

Benjamin Baumfalk is a doctoral student in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His research interests include evaluation design, intervention fidelity, school improvement, and education policy.