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About the Team



Edvance Research, Inc. is the managing partner of the BSCP Center with Dr. Dean Nafziger as Director. Edvance is joined by two leading organizations to create a strong team of professionals with specialized knowledge and expertise—the Academic Development Institute (ADI) headed by Dr. Sam Redding, and the Edunomics Lab (Georgetown University) headed by Dr. Marguerite Roza.

Edvance Research, Inc.

Founded in 2005, Edvance Research, Inc. (Edvance) is a mission-driven, women and minority owned, small business, nationally recognized for innovative and trusted expertise in education. A proven leader, specializing in collaborative research and development, evaluation, project management, assessment, research, large-scale initiatives, marketing & market research, training and building capacity to use research, Edvance is committed to providing exceptional value to clients through outstanding quality and best practices. Edvance has held contracts with state education agencies, the Texas Education Agency, private institutions, foundations, and most recently, a Regional Educational Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Education. Edvance is headquartered in San Antonio with offices in Austin, Texas.

Academic Development Institute

The Academic Development Institute (ADI) is a non-profit institution founded in 1984 with a portfolio of tools and resources for state agencies, school districts, communities and families. ADI has held contracts with state education agencies, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and with the U.S. Department of Education, most recently running the Center on Innovation & Improvement, a national content center for the U.S. Department of Education. ADI is now a partner in three national content centers—Innovations in Learning, School Turnaround, and Building State Capacity and Productivity, and is based in Lincoln, IL.

Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University

Edunomics Lab is a university-based research center focused on exploring and modeling complex education finance decisions. The newly formed center is in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and focuses on public spending for K-12 and high education. The center tracks public funds through the system to the point of service to examine the effects of different policy decisions on the allocation of resources across students and services.

The BSCP Center is funded by a cooperative agreement (#S283B120042) between the U.S. Department of Education and Edvance Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat. The findings and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the U.S. Department of Education.

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