The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies

The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies
Federal agencies’ push towards the intentional use of evidence in policy development is cause for federal agencies to evaluate the accessibility of existing evidence. Rebecca A. Maynard discusses the four pillars of support provided by federal agencies in the road to advance the federal evidence-based policy agenda. Continue reading The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies

Using Research at the Classroom, School, District & State Levels: Results from the Knowledge Utilization R&D Centers

Using Research at the Classroom, School, District & State Levels: Results from the Knowledge Utilization R&D Centers
From the work of the NCRPP, there is now data on how school and district leaders use research in making decisions. View the presentation given at the 2018 IES Principal Investigators’ meeting.Continue reading Using Research at the Classroom, School, District & State Levels: Results from the Knowledge Utilization R&D Centers

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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

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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

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Unlocking the Potential of the “What Works” Approach to Policymaking and Practice: Improving Impact Evaluations

Unlocking the Potential of the “What Works” Approach to Policymaking and Practice: Improving Impact Evaluations
This paper suggests three ways to make impact evaluations more relevant to policy and practice in an effort to improve the fundamental understanding of social problems, while also generating practical guidance for mitigating those problems. Continue reading Unlocking the Potential of the “What Works” Approach to Policymaking and Practice: Improving Impact Evaluations

Estimating the Effects of Interventions That are Deployed in Many Places: Place-Randomized Trials

Estimating the Effects of Interventions that are Deployed in Many Places: Place-Randomized Trials
Place-randomized trials have been mounted in a variety of countries to estimate the relative effects of interventions that are intended to ameliorate problems or improve conditions in organizations and geopolitical jurisdictions. This article presents studies in which villages, police hot spots, housing developments, hospital units, schools, and other entities are the units of random allocation. Continue reading Estimating the Effects of Interventions That are Deployed in Many Places: Place-Randomized Trials