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Madison Metropolitan School District

Research & Innovation (R&I)

Helping others know more to improve.

Research & Innovation strives to proactively engage with district leadership and staff working with students to efficiently use local evidence and innovate for equitable, continuous improvement. In this office, research and innovation come together to lead improvement-focused inquiry designed to identify needs, create solutions and monitor progress. Through this work, we strive to help others know more in order to improve. We are the drivers of innovation within MMSD. We are teachers, researchers, and district leaders at MMSD who listen for and seek out bold, new ideas and in order to excite, engage and establish equity in a real way.

MMSD Research & Innovation Team

Requests for Work

External Research in MMSD

Any potential research project in MMSD must undergo the review process by the External Research Committee (ERC). To determine if you should submit an ERC request and learn more about this process, please visit the ERC webpage.

If you are a central office staff member or school-based leader, and you have a specific request for data analysis, report, survey, data visualization, or Tableau dashboard, please email Brianne Monahan at and provide as much information as possible.

If you have a general query or you are not an MMSD employee and you have a data request, please visit the Public Records Requests page.

Our Partners

American Family Insurance
American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
Attic Angel Prairie Point
Madison Gas and Electric