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A better research-practice partnership- Annotated Bibliography

Henrick, E., Munoz, M. A., & Cobb, P. (2016, November). A better research-practice

partnership. Phi Delta Kappan, 23-27.

Districts and educators often try to incorporate research-based practices and policies into their daily work. It is important for them to provide the best possible education and environment to their students. Unfortunately, there is often a disconnect between researchers and districts. According to Henrick, Munoz, and Cobb’s article, this disconnect can be alleviated through a research-practice partnership (RPP). This is an established partnership between district leaders and local researchers that allows them to align goals with both the district’s priorities and the researcher’s priorities in mind. This approach has been used by Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky and researchers from Vanderbilt University over the last 8 years to learn more about which instructional approaches would allow students to make the most gains in mathematics. This partnership has resulted in feedback that has allowed researchers to take into consideration the issues faced by educators and allowed districts to make better decisions and determine which interventions are really being effective.This article explains how districts and researchers can work together to create meaningful change. It outlines the traditional relationship that these two groups have had then describes the relationship that the research-practice partnership allows these two groups to have. The article also provides suggestions of things to consider when planning a research-practice partnership like the one described. Each piece of information provided in this article is supported by a description of how this partnership worked between Jefferson County School leaders and researchers at Vanderbilt University.

This article explains how districts and researchers can work together to create meaningful change. It outlines the traditional relationship that these two groups have had then describes the relationship that the research-practice partnership allows these two groups to have. The article also provides suggestions of things to consider when planning a research-practice partnership like the one described. Each piece of information provided in this article is supported by a description of how this partnership worked between Jefferson County School leaders and researchers at Vanderbilt University.

This article can serve as a way to start looking at how researchers and districts can work together to create meaningful change throughout schools. Looking at this article, district leaders can begin to seek out researchers who may be interested in a partnership like this. It can also open up opportunities for researchers to find districts who want to make more

This article can serve as a way to start looking at how researchers and districts can work together to create meaningful change throughout schools. Looking at this article, district leaders can begin to seek out researchers who may be interested in a partnership like this. It can also open up opportunities for researchers to find districts who want to make more research-based decisions. Working together significant changes can be made to improve teaching and learning for students.