Our Framework

EduDream combines CREE principles and rigorous research methods to produce insights that catalyze impactful action — with and for communities.

Our Process

EduDream approaches every partnership in a collaborative manner and embeds culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) principles across our work.

Our Work

High-quality, rigorous, and accessible work that will empower and motivate you to make decisions grounded in equity and evidence-based practices.

Our Services

Collaborative research that elevates the voices of racially and economically diverse students, families, and communities.

The Hub

A multi-year actionable research initiative generating evidence to advance policy dialogue on K12 education.

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About Us

EduDream is a Latina-founded, women-owned, and equity-focused research consulting firm that partners with nonprofits, foundations, and education institutions to provide culturally responsive and community-centered research and strategy. Led by a team of experts, EduDream redefines what’s possible for education research.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We conducted a systematic review of the literature on student Motivation, Engagement, and Persistence (MEP)

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Research suggests student motivation is associated with academic behaviors, which in turn lead to academic achievement. In the aftermath of the pandemic, educators report substantial drops in student motivation and academic performance. Among the most impacted are Black, Latinx, and students from low-income backgrounds who face compounded obstacles in accessing quality education. As interest in this topic grew, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the “Foundation”) asked EduDream to conduct a systematic review of the literature on student Motivation, Engagement, and Persistence (MEP). EduDream reviewed over 100+ sources to explore how MEP is defined in the literature, the impact of systemic and contextual factors on student MEP, and recommendations for educators, researchers, and policymakers.

Project Deliverables:

EduDream co-created the research questions, presented emerging learnings, and delivered an 80-page synthesis summarizing evidence that addresses three research questions and eight to ten sub-questions. EduDream presented a slide deck of key learnings from the synthesis to a large portion of the US Education Program team.

Project Impact:

Project learnings provided the evidence for the Foundation to revisit and direct strategy and investments.