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A What Works Clearinghouse Year in Review
Major Products and Releases from 2015

2015 was an exciting year for the What Works Clearinghouse.
Here is a look back at the year by the numbers:

Expanding Products

We continued to publish a range of products to help educators make evidence-based decisions.

practice guide iconA practice guide explored Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students. It was accompanied by

2
e-book versions,

1
guide summary, and

2
videos explaining the levels of evidence in the guide.

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intervention reports icon
15
intervention reports were released across 6 topics, including:

4
in Dropout Prevention

3
in Literacy

3
in Teacher Training, Evaluation, and Compensation, a brand new topic area for reviewing programs, policies, and practices that focus on teachers

2
in Early Childhood Education

2
in Math

1
in Postsecondary Education

single study review icon
18
single study reviews were posted to the website.

single study review cover

quick review icon
9
new quick reviews assessed research covered in major media outlets.
A study findings dataset, containing
3,224 entries,
was posted to the website.

database iconPromoting Open Data

This year, the White House initiative on Evidence and Innovation cited the What Works Clearinghouse as an example of how to strengthen government agencies’ capacity to use evidence. We continued to expand our open data efforts by providing findings-level information on hundreds of studies that met standards.

resources iconProviding Helpful Resources

We developed new resources to explain our procedures and standards.

standards brief
2
standards briefs explaining the WWC’s attrition and baseline equivalence standards,
What is the WWC infographic
4
infographics illustrating how the WWC works,
648
studies added to the reviewed studies database.

outreach iconEnhancing Outreach

We ramped up outreach to teachers, administrators, and researchers this year by:

Answering 649 help desk inquiries,
Training 64 people on WWC group design standards,
Giving 8 presentations on the WWC at national and local education conferences,
Holding a webinar on designing quasi-experiments, and
Developing a widget enabling other websites to link directly to the WWC.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring all of our publications and resources in 2015.
We look forward to sharing even more with you in 2016!

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