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RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse

Welcome to the NNERPP RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse! If you are looking for the most relevant and up-to-date resources from across the web curated specifically to facilitate your learning of education research-practice partnerships, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve sifted through the growing number of artifacts related to RPPs, picked the ones most closely related to education RPPs, and organized the resources into the 12 major topic areas you see below. After clicking on a bubble, you’ll see a short list of FAQs related to the larger topic. We’ve then provided a NNERPP-derived answer as well as the collection of relevant resources, if you’re looking for more.

Make sure you check back regularly, as we continuously update the Knowledge Clearinghouse with new resources as they become available. And if you have a resource that you wish to include in the Clearinghouse, please let us know. Happy reading!

BASICS

Definition, types, value, and examples of RPPs

LAUNCHING

How do I get started?

PARTNERING UP

Finding a partner, building trust, getting buy-in, negotiating the work

THEORY OF ACTION

How do we co-develop an RPP theory of action? Why do I need a theory of action?

FUNDING

How do I get start-up RPP funding? What are some long-term strategies for funding?

WORKING TOGETHER

Organizational structures, co-developing a research agenda, data sharing agreements

DOCUMENTS

What’s an MOU? How do I work with external researchers? Other important docs?

ENGAGEMENT

How do I communicate and engage with multiple stakeholders? What is a knowledge broker?

EFFECTIVENESS

How do I know if my RPP is effective? What are some important lessons from the field? How do I support research use?

RESEARCH

What are examples of research conducted in an RPP?

SPECIAL TOPIC: ESSA

How do RPPs fit in with ESSA?

SPECIAL TOPIC: SEAs

Are there resources specific to state education agencies interested in partnering with researchers?

LOOKING FOR MORE?

Two additional websites we highly recommend exploring as well for their own important contributions to our knowledge on research-practice partnerships:

William T. Grant Foundation RPP microsite: This landmark website contains a large collection of resources first collated for the field by Vivian Tseng from the William T. Grant Foundation and Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom from the Forum for Youth Investment; it has recently been updated to include resources related to a wider variety of RPPs (i.e., not just those in education).

Research+Practice Collaboratory: There are a number of unique resources created for the field “in-house” by the team at the Collaboratory, which also houses a large collection of RPP tools specifically for those interested in design-based research partnerships.