Our History

Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL), one of the largest research centers at the University of Oregon (UO), was established in 2000 as part of the College of Education. Over the last decade, CTL has been awarded 50+ state and federal research grants.

CTL is committed to conducting rigorous research on the design, delivery and efficacy of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as individual elements used in schools, especially in the primary, elementary, and middle school grades. CTL’s mission is to conduct, translate, and disseminate research that focuses on the solutions to serious but practical problems in school systems.

Presently, CTL research is focused on the rigorous evaluation of instructional strategies and materials in the teaching and assessment of reading and mathematic skills in K-8.

CTL is the official home to DIBELS and the UO DIBELS Data System (DDS). The DDS, through its support of DIBELS and other student performance measures (e.g., easyCBM in reading and math), serves approximately 20% of all U.S. public schools (K–3). CTL also actively develops and thoroughly tests instructional programs, learning games, and education technology to enhance student learning across a range of academic subjects. We bring that rigorous research to the CTL Marketplace where we offer education products directly to schools and classrooms.