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The American Institutes for Research and Learning Point Associates have merged to become the leading education research company in the nation providing a continuum of education research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis from the school level up to the national and international levels. Our programs apply science to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, international development agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses. Learn more about our work at

Our work is making education work.

For more than 25 years, Learning Point Associates has worked to improve teaching and boost learning in schools across the country. We impact the education system by offering research findings and direct experiences that inform funding, policy, and programming decisions.

In our efforts to shape the education landscape, we:

  • Apply research to answer the driving questions influencing education.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of programs and policies to adopt what works and change what doesn’t.
  • Deliver hands-on support to district and school leaders, uncovering together the factors that contribute to their struggles or support their achievements.
  • Provide states with technical knowledge and research-based best practices so both districts and students perform better.
  • Develop policy recommendations based on what we glean from our rigorous evaluation and research work, as well as our hands-on experiences.

The work we deliver to our clients is richer and deeper because we draw from our experience as researchers, evaluators, consultants, and advisors. Our expertise is concentrated in four critical areas: afterschool, literacy, district and school improvement, and educator effectiveness.

Our goal is to provide clients with information and strategies that translate into significant change at every level of the education system. Learn more about our impact.

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