Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

Using, generating, and sharing evidence about effective strategies to support students gives stakeholders an important tool to accelerate student learning. ESEA1 emphasizes the use of evidence-based activities, strategies, and interventions (collectively referred to as “interventions”). This guidance is designed to help SEAs, LEAs, schools, educators, partner organizations and other stakeholders successfully choose and implement interventionsContinue reading Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

Overview of Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. Learn more>

Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement

Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: a Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement
Reforming schools depends on the interplay between research and local knowledge. This article uses examples from a multiyear project to improve reading achievement of Spanish-speaking children. Continue reading Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement

A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One?

A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would it Look Like and How Can We Get One?
This study explores the possibilities of building a useful knowledge base for teaching by beginning with practitioners’ knowledge and identifies the requirements for this knowledge to be transformed into a professional knowledge base for teaching. Continue reading A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One?

Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development
This article describes NSF and ED’s shared understanding of the roles of various types of research in generating evidence about strategies and interventions for increasing student learning. The primary audiences for this paper are agency personnel, scientific investigators who seek funding from these agencies, and those who service as peer reviewers. Continue reading Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development