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Jun28

Updated WWC Report on enVisionMATH Highlights the Need for Additional Research

An updated What Works Clearinghouse report on enVisionMATH incorporates re-reviews of studies using current WWC standards and reviews of five new studies published since the original 2013 report. Based on the updated review of the research, the WWC found that no studies of enVisionMATH meet WWC group design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the curriculum on the mathematics achievement of primary students in grades K6. » More info

Jun28

REL Central report describes how states can intervene in their lowest-performing schools

A new report from Regional Educational Laboratory Central provides a summary of current policies in all 50 states related to state interventions with chronically low-performing schools. The report describes laws and regulations related to six broad categories of interventions: school improvement plans, staffing, closing a school, financial incentives or interventions, the day-to-day operation of the school, and the entity that governs or operates a school. » More info

Jun14

RCT-YES Software to Expand Program Evaluation in Education

IES has launched a new tool that can make it easier and more cost-effective for states and school districts to evaluate the impact of their programs. RCT-YES is free, user-friendly software that supports sophisticated analysis and reporting of results from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and other types of evaluation designs. » More info

FY 2017 Funding Opportunities

Clipboard with check itemsInterested in Applying for an IES Research Grant?

IES is now accepting applications for FY 2017 research grants. Learn more about the grant areas and get information and assistance on the application process.

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

Girl at computerGuide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual Education Data

The National Forum on Education Statistics, administered by NCES, created this guide to develop accurate, high-quality data on the performance of students engaged in virtual learning.

Summary of Research Generated by Striving Readers on the Effectiveness of Interventions for Struggling Adolescent Readers

The Striving Readers program aims to raise the literacy levels of middle and high school students who are reading below grade level and to build a strong research base on effective adolescent literacy interventions.

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NAEP 2015 Results: Mathematics and Reading

Children using computersSee results from the 2015 NAEP in Mathematics and Reading for students in grades 4 and 8.

Visit NAEP and view 2015 mathematics and reading results.