Bringing Decisions Into Focus

ECRA Group is a premier K12 research and analytics consulting firm that helps school districts and educational leaders improve student outcomes by adopting more evidence-based practices.

What We Do

We focus on helping school districts embed evidence-based practices via predictive models that empower school leaders with the information needed to ensure a more equitable environment where all students succeed.

For over 40 years, ECRA Group has partnered with school districts and educational leaders across the nation to build evidence-based practices that help bring their decisions into focus.

ECRA Group has partnered with over 1,000 school systems nationally and works in partnership with many state and national professional organizations such as the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

Our Partners

ECRA Group is proud to partner with leading organizations in the field of education.

Visit our Partner Directory to view a list of our core partners. Or, if your organization is would like to speak with ECRA about forming a partnership, please visit our contact page and connect.

ECRA Group started its journey over 40 years ago as an academic research and psychometrics firm.

Initially, ECRA led and supported large contracted research studies related to strategic planning, program evaluation, norming, and scaling. Over the years we have learned that while academic research plays a critical role in shaping educational policy and best practice, it is often too slow and too costly to have immediate impact at the local school district level.

Today, ECRA offers local school districts the scientific rigor of a top university through simple and accessible analytic models directed at quantifying the impact of improvement efforts. We combine consulting, professional development, and advanced analytic technology to empower educational leaders at the local level with solutions to ensure energy and resources are directed toward what truly matters for students.


Our President/CEO is focused on helping to bring your decisions into focus.

John Gatta, Ph.D.

President/Chief Executive Officer