Between 2002 and 2013, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funded over 245 projects focused on social-behavioral competencies or outcomes (e.g., social skills, dropout prevention) through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). Together, the researchers funded by NCER and NCSER developed or tested more than 170 instructional interventions (e.g., packaged curricula, intervention frameworks, and instructional approaches), 40 professional development programs, 40 educational technologies, and 25 assessments related to social-behavioral outcomes.
NCER commissioned the development of this compendium to provide brief descriptions of these projects in a structured and easy-to-use format. The compendium organizes information on NCER and NCSER projects into three main sections and covers the following topics:
Section I. Programs and Instructional Interventions for Students
Section II. Professional Development for Teachers and Other School Staff
Section III. Strategies for Addressing Schoolwide or Systems-Level Issues
The compendium also includes multiple appendices and an index to help readers locate specific types of information, such as specific interventions or research on a specific demographic or service subgroup (e.g., English language learners).