The Illinois Education Research Council hosts the 14th annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium
The Mission of the Illinois Education Research Council:
The Illinois Education Research Council, housed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was established in 2000 to provide Illinois with education research to support P-20 education policy making and program development. The IERC undertakes independent research and policy analysis, often in collaboration with other researchers, that informs and strengthens Illinois’ commitment to providing a seamless system of educational opportunities for its citizens. Through publications, presentations, participation on committees and an annual research symposium, the IERC brings objective and reliable evidence to the work of state policy makers and practitioners. It has legislated responsibility to provide and coordinate research to inform the work of the Illinois P-20 Council, which is composed of representatives from the Governor’s office and the General Assembly, designees from the three education sectors (elementary, secondary, and higher education), and business, union, and community leaders.