February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month
CTE prepares both youth and adult learners for future education and employment opportunities by combining academic content learning with real-world experiences. AIR is working at all levels of education to strengthen CTE policy, programs, and student outcomes.
Meet AIR's New President, Jessica Heppen
Jessica Heppen joined AIR in 2004 and is now AIR's seventh president. In early 2024, she will also become CEO, the first woman to lead AIR in its 76-year history. In this Q&A, she talks about the changes she has seen over the years at AIR, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and what she does in her free time.
Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.
Learn about our values, our history, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
AIR Equity Initiative
AIR is making a five-year, $100M+ investment in behavioral and social science research and technical assistance to address the underlying causes of systemic inequities and increase opportunities for people and communities.
Spotlight on Our Work
Research & Program Evaluation
AIR conducts rigorous research and evaluations that provide important information about the effectiveness of programs and policies in the U.S. and across the globe.
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them build capacity and transform systems to achieve better outcomes for those they serve.
Data Science and Technology
AIR uses data and technology to help our clients and communities identify challenges, find solutions, and make information usable and easily accessible.
Survey Design and Administration
Our experts can help government agencies and organizations develop, administer, and analyze surveys that create reliable, actionable data.
Using Data to Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change
The impacts of climate change are already affecting the health, economic well-being, and security of people across the globe. Principal Economist Juan Bonilla describes AIR’s efforts to help governments and policymakers mitigate these effects and reduce the growing inequities that climate change can exacerbate.
Synthesizing NAEP and International Large-Scale Assessment Score Trends: A Pattern of Diverging Performance
This study brings together results from NAEP and three international large-scale assessments to examine long-term, intermediate, and recent score trends in reading, mathematics, and science for U.S. students in 4th grade, in 8th grade, and at 15 years old. The analysis finds performance between high- and low-performing students is diverging.