Welcome to Instructional Research Group
Instructional Research Group is an educational research institute located in Los Alamitos, California. Our director, Russell Gersten, is a nationally renowned researcher in Education. We specialize in large-scale program evaluation field research in the areas of reading, mathematics, education of English Language Learners, and professional development.
Current projects at the institute involve development of classroom observation instruments and other methods for assessing implementation and RCTs examining the impacts of professional development in reading, response to intervention (RtI) in mathematics and reading, and teaching English language learners. We have conducted numerous meta-analyses and research synthesis of intervention research in the areas of math, reading, and English language learners. IRG’s senior staff remains at the forefront of research and expertise in mathematics and reading instruction, response to intervention, and research methodology.