Educators trying to make choices to help students and schools meet high standards can become overwhelmed by the amount of education research. It can also be hard to identify research with credible and reliable evidence to use in making informed decisions.
As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. What does that mean?
The WWC is administered by Joy Lesnick, the IES project officer, through a contract with Mathematica Policy Research, a nationally recognized leader in education research and in rigorous reviews of scientific evidence. Below are links to key contributors to the WWC.