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Center for Learner Agency Research and Action

At the Center for Learner Agency Research and Action (CLARA), we leverage the resources of a major public research university to promote equitable educational practices that foster learner agency so that all students can decide, create, and achieve.

Our Mission & Strategy

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

In addition to engaging in work that broadly supports the CLARA mission, the center has two area of focus that emphasize specific expertise and ongoing work.
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Equity and Assessment

The Equity and Assessment Competency Hub (TEACH) empowers change agents who dismantle systemic inequities for all those who make, take, administer, and use assessments. 
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Montessori Research

CLARA’s Montessori research work continues the center’s leadership in building a robust body of knowledge so that Montessori education and philosophy will benefit all children.

Contact the CLARA Team

We'd love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Visit our contact page to get in touch with us today!