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Institute of Education Sciences


IES Centers
September 2005


Around the Centers

The resources listed below provide information for understanding and using research to improve teaching and learning. Listing of resources in this newsletter should not be construed or interpreted as an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education or IES.

Campbell Collaboration

Created in 2000, the international Campbell Collaboration (C2) is a non-profit organization that generates systematic reviews of evidence from existing studies of interventions in education, crime and justice, and social welfare. Reviews are available through the Campbell Library's two databases: the C2 Social, Psychological, Education, and Criminological Trials Registry (C2-SPECTR), and the C2 Reviews of Interventions, and Policy Evaluations (C2-RIPE). Access to both databases is free of charge.

A Policymaker's Primer on Education Research: How to Understand, Evaluate, and Use It (2004)

A joint project of the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) and the Education Commission of the States (ECS), the goal of the primer is to help policymakers and others have a better understanding of research and how it can be used to guide policy.

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