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Title:  National Board for Education Sciences 5-Year Report, 2003 Through 2008
Description: The framework for the Institute’s nonideological, high-quality work was wisely established by Congress in the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA). Because that Act has generated such strong results, the Board is recommending its rapid reauthorization, with a set of modest amendments meant to improve its clarity and make it even stronger. The Board recognizes that transformation of education into an evidence-based field is an enormous task. It will need to involve everyone from federal and state policymakers to local education leaders, administrators, teachers, and parents. Over the past 6 years, a new direction has been set for education research. We now need to stay on course to arrive at this destination.

This report presents the Board’s evaluation of the Institute. The Board examined the ways in which and the extent to which the Institute has been successful in advancing the rigor and improving the relevance of education research, and facilitating evidence-based decisionmaking.
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Cover Date: November 2008
Web Release: November 20, 2008
Publication #: NBES 20096011
Center/Program: NBES
Associated Centers: IES
Authors: National Board for Education Sciences
Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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