Michigan Consortium for Educational Research
The Michigan Consortium for Education Research (MCER) is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Michigan State University (MSU), and the University of Michigan (U-M). At the MDE, the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA), and the Office of School Improvement (OSI) all actively participate in the consortium. The School of Education at MSU and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Education at U-M make up the consortium’s other active members. The goal of MCER is to engage key stakeholders and experts in high quality education research for the benefit of public education in Michigan and nationwide. The consortium seeks to answer contemporary education policy questions. MCER provides research-based evidence to policymakers and administrators in Michigan and informs national policy initiatives for improving education.