Depend on Resources for Learning to communicate your shared vision, provide the necessary support to realize your mission, and foster powerful learning experiences for students and teachers.


Assessment is complex. Many outcomes rest on accurately assessing learning, interpreting results, and planning accordingly. Our experts help you build confidence by aligning instruction and assessment with standards and by training evaluators of teacher and student performance assessments to score consistently.

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Professional Learning

Roll out your professional learning programs and scale quickly to reach large numbers of teachers and school administrators. We ensure consistency and quality and provide experienced, credible, and reliable facilitators for professional learning sessions. We address the unique needs of teachers in every context by integrating student performance data, teacher competencies, local challenges, and issues affecting student learning. Teachers and school leaders leave our sessions with a clear vision of how their new learning will benefit students, concrete ways they will implement the program, and a strong commitment to implementation.

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Developing curricula is a big investment, so we work with you every step of the way to identify and incorporate appropriate standards, strategies, and methods to deliver the highest level of content.

We use research-based strategies to craft our curricula across all grade levels and subjects. Our experienced developers design relevant, user-friendly, and high-quality instructional materials and programs that promote and document student success.

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Evaluation & Research

Collaboration and personalization are at the heart of RFL’s evaluation and research services. We work closely with you to understand and cater to your needs and goals, using a wide range of tools and approaches to specifically determine what is working and what is not. Though we specialize in qualitative methods in educational setting, our researchers also apply an in-depth knowledge of statistics. We design and implement rigorous research designs tailored to meet your needs, including evaluations with regression-discontinuity designs, statistical matching techniques, and case study designs.

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Creative Services

An experienced group of award-winning artists and designers is ready to help you stand out and communicate your successes. Our creative services team focuses exclusively on the communications needs of educators, and we will ensure the program or project communications convey accurate, effective, consistent, and compelling messages aligned with your goals.

RFL provides communication strategy, branding strategy, identity design, community websites, custom web applications, designs for print, multimedia presentations, and videos.

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 Technical Assistance

From development to implementation, educational projects can be complex and multi-faceted. RFL has provided countless hours of individualized support to districts and nonprofits across the state of Texas and beyond. In 2021, we began to work with districts awarded Texas Covid Learning Acceleration Support grants, a series of funding opportunities through the Texas Education Agency designed to support student learning gaps as a result of the pandemic. RFL has supported districts through tasks including: strategic planning, alignment of academic and enrichment programming, and partnership development. Technical assistance is available for all facets of educational programs and projects, from out of school time to school day interventions.

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No two schools, districts, programs, or organizations are the same. We understand the constraints educational organizations face, and we are ready to contribute our years of experience to help you answer your critical questions. At times, external facilitation can help groups move more quickly.

Whether your needs are strategic planning, proposal development, or project management, we provide actionable, practical guidance for transparent, streamlined implementation.