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WWC Reviews Study on Impacts of Charter High Schools on Graduation, College Enrollment, and Earnings

The What Works Clearinghouse reviewed a recent study that found that students who attended a charter high school were more likely to graduate, enroll and persist in college, and have higher annual earnings. The study met WWC review standards with reservations for the analyses of several of these outcomes. » More info


Teacher workforce retirements by 2024 across California's 58 counties

Higher proportions of teachers are projected to retire in the state's more rural northern and eastern counties than in and around the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Sacramento, Orange County/Los Angeles, and Fresno. » More info


ECLS-K:2011 Restricted-Use Kindergarten-Third Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook

This CD contains an electronic codebook (ECB), a restricted-use data file, and survey and ECB documentation for the fall and spring kindergarten, fall and spring first-grade, and fall spring second-grade, and spring third-grade rounds of data collection for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). The CD includes the user's manual developed for use with this data file, which focuses on the third-grade round of data collection, as well as the manual released with the Kindergarten Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook, the manual released with the Kindergarten-First Grade Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook, and the manual released with the Kindergarten-Second Grade Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook. » More info

The Work of IES

Watch a short video on how IES is supporting the development and use of independent education research, evaluation, and statistics.

Standards and Review

The Standards and Review Office (SRO) is responsible for two primary activities: the review of IES reports and the peer review process for the grant applications.

Featured Publications

Teacher reading to and taking questions from a group of young studentsEducator’s Practice Guide to Support Reading For Understanding, K-3

This new What Works Clearinghouse guide has research-based recommendations for improving early grades reading and ideas and tips for implementation in the classroom.

Guide to Education Data Privacy

This free resource for states and districts was developed by practitioners in the field through the National Forum on Education Statistics. It is designed to assist school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data.

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NAEP 2015 Results: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Little schoolgirl smiling while using digital tablet at desk in classroomSee results from the first Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment.

Visit the TEL results page.