Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest)

The Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest), one of ten regional educational laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, serves the educational needs of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. REL Midwest works in partnership with practitioners to conduct applied research and trainings, pursuing its mission to support a more evidence-based education system.


REL Midwest serves the Midwest region by

  • helping districts and schools systematically use their data systems;
  • conducting and supporting high-quality research and evaluation; and
  • assisting education practitioners and policymakers in incorporating data-based inquiry practices into their decision making.
Carrie Scholz
Managing Researcher
Chad Duhon
Managing Director