American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. We have taken our research on evidence-based practices to bring the most effective approaches to enhancing the overall learning environments of school districts with the overarching goal of increasing student achievement for all students. For us, making a school a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.

AIR’s District and School Improvement Center provides an approach to school improvement that is smart, real world, and hands on—based on a framework that is grounded in research and refined by practice. Instead of implementing a one-size-fits-all program, we identify the needs specific to your district and school and guide you through modifying the existing programming or starting fresh.

AIR is your Research-to-Practice Partner

AIR is proud to be an IL-EMPOWER Professional Learning Partner in providing support of district improvement relative to the three critical drivers of systems change identified by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). These drivers include governance and management, curriculum and instruction, and climate and culture.

Hear what existing Research-to-Practice partners have to say about their results.