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NCEE Evaluation Studies
Knowing which programs are effective and ineffective provides concrete guidance for school superintendents, principals, and teachers who need information to make sound decisions that will improve instruction and raise student achievement. The National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE) designs evaluation studies to produce rigorous scientific evidence on the effectiveness of education programs and practices. In particular, the Center focuses on conducting impact studies of promising educational programs and practices supported through federal funds.
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Regional Educational Laboratory Program
The Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL) consists of a network of ten laboratories that serve the educational needs of a designated region by providing access to high quality scientifically valid education research through applied research and development projects, studies, and other related technical assistance activities.
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What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. The WWC aims to promote informed education decision making through a set of easily accessible databases and user-friendly reports that provide education consumers with ongoing, high-quality reviews of the effectiveness of replicable educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies) that are intended to improve student achievement.
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Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides free public access to education research and information through an electronic database of over 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text spanning the period 1966 to the present. With a forty-year history of serving students, teachers, librarians, administrators, and the general public, ERIC is one of the oldest programs in the U.S. Department of Education.
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National Library of Education (NLE)
The National Library of Education (NLE) serves as the federal government's primary resource center for education information, providing collections and information services to the public, education community and other government agencies on current and historical programs, activities and publications of the U.S. Department of Education; federal education policy; and education research and statistics. In addition to on-site access, the Library's services are available by phone, Internet, fax and mail.
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