Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)
A program office of the U.S. Department of Education that provides national leadership for educational research and statistics. OERI conducts research and demonstration projects funded through grants to help improve education; collects statistics on the status and progress of schools and education throughout the nation; and distributes information and provides technical assistance to those working to improve education. http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/.
Source: U.S. Department of Education