RAND Europe led the development of a survey for the OECD which aimed to fill key international and national data gaps on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) staff, their professional development, pedagogical practices, the ECEC environment and the impact that staff can have on children in their care.
Education Research by RAND Europe
RAND Europe's research in education helps inform the making of more effective educational policies, programmes and practices that are inclusive and equitable for all.
Our interdisciplinary and international research examines the evidence behind how policies and practices can support learning: from building strong foundations in the early years, to improving school effectiveness and ensuring that young people have the right skills in preparation for the future.
One of the biggest areas of our current education work is in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The benefit of using RCTs is well known and we are excited to be using this methodology to generate robust, objective evidence on the impact of different educational practices, spanning a range of ages and subjects
Our education research benefits from a wide range of multi-disciplinary expertise and capabilities across the organisation and our large network of collaborators.
Randomised controlled trials
We have a growing portfolio of projects using rigourous experimental (randomised controlled trials) and quasi-experimental designs to evaluate complex education interventions.
Survey design & analysis
We bring methodological expertise to design high-quality surveys and conduct complex analyses with large scale administrative data.
We conduct robust systematic reviews of evidence using the global resources available in RAND's professional library.
We are experienced in providing education policy advice based on the best international evidence available.