The goal of the WWC is to be a resource
for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that
provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or
policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and
free reports on the WWC website. With over 700 publications available and more than 11,500 reviewed studies
in the online searchable database, the WWC aims to inform researchers, educators, and policymakers
as they work toward improving education for students.
For over a decade, the WWC has been
a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education to improve student
outcomes. What does that mean?
The work of the WWC is conducted under a set of contracts held by several leading firms
with expertise in education and research methodology, and managed by IES on behalf of the
U.S. Department of Education.
View information on the key WWC staff from Mathematica Policy Research,
Development Services Group, Inc. and Sanametrix, Inc.