Dr. Allen Ruby
Telephone: (202) 245-8145
The Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies (State Evaluation) program supports the evaluation of fully-developed programs and policies implemented by State educational agencies to determine whether they produce a beneficial impact on student education outcomes relative to a counterfactual when they are implemented under routine conditions in authentic education settings. These evaluations are to determine both the overall impact of the programs/policies and the impact across a variety of conditions.
For the fiscal year (FY) 2015 competition, the State Evaluation program supports evaluations of major state programs and policies intended to improve the education outcomes of students in grades K–12. The types of state programs and policies that may be evaluated include those related to the following:
States have been actively developing and implementing programs and policies within these three areas. For example, states have made major reforms to ensure that all students are prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce by providing instruction aligned to challenging new college- and career-ready standards and assessments. States have introduced differentiated accountability and support for low-performing schools, and have developed new approaches to evaluating and strengthening the performance of school personnel. The U.S. Department of Education has provided funding to support these efforts by states through the Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants, and Teacher Incentive Fund programs, in addition to providing flexibility through waivers of provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA flexibility) (see http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/index.html).
The Institute is interested in learning how these state-designed programs and policies impact student academic outcomes. The FY 2015 State Evaluation program is focused only on supporting evaluations of state policies and programs (and/or specific components of such programs and policies) that fall within one of the three categories above. The evaluations are to be conducted through partnerships between State educational agencies and research institutions such as colleges or universities or research firms. The results of these evaluations are intended to help states assess the effectiveness of their programs and policies, make improvements as needed, and build their capacity for future research. The evaluations are also intended to inform all states as to the effectiveness of such programs and policies (and/or their specific components) overall and for specific populations of students, schools, and districts.
Projects under the State Evaluation program will result in the following:
Please note that this competition will take place in FY 2015 and has an earlier application deadline than the Institute's FY 2016 competitions.
|Letter of Intent Due||April 16, 2015||https://iesreview.ed.gov/|
|Application Package Available||April 16, 2015||http://www.grants.gov/|
|Application Due||By 4:30:00 pm Washington DC time on June 10, 2015||http://www.grants.gov/|
|Applicants Notified||By July 31, 2015||https://iesreview.ed.gov/|
|Start Date||August 1, 2015|
The Request for Applications describes the substantive requirements for research applications, as well as provides information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov.
Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies (FY 2015) – 84.305E
Application deadline: June 10, 2015
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The Application Package provides all of the forms that you must complete and submit to apply for the funding opportunities listed on this page. The Application Package will be available on http://www.grants.gov/ by April 16, 2015.
To find the correct downloadable Application Package, you must first search by the CFDA number for this grant program without the alpha suffix. For this grant program, first search by 84.305. The search will yield more than one package. Select the FY 2015 84.305E package. See the relevant FY 2015 84.305E Request for Applications for further details.
For general inquires, contact the Institute of Education Sciences. For questions about this special FY 2015 funding opportunity, contact the National Center for Education Research. IES also offers a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities. For more information regarding webinar topics and dates, as well as the registration process, browse here. To view slides from previous webinar sessions, browse here.
For assistance with downloading or submitting your application package through Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/about/contact-us.html, or 1-800-518-4726.