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Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years

A new report found that the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) -- the only federally-funded private school voucher program in the United States -- had no effect on achievement after three years but positively affected students' satisfaction with their schools and perceptions of school safety. » More info


New Report Shows Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil for Public School Districts Increased Between School Year 2014-15 and 2015-16

National Median of Total Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil Increased in School Year 2015-16. The national median of total revenues per pupil across all LEAs was $12,953 in FY 16, which represents an increase of 3.2 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation. The national median of current expenditures per pupil among all LEAs was $10,881 in FY 16. This is an increase of 2.4 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation. A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides information about revenues and expenditures in the nation''s public school districts for school year 2015-16. » More info


New WWC Practice Guide on Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning

The What Works Clearinghouse has released a new practice guide that focuses on promising uses of technologies associated with improving postsecondary student learning outcomes. Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning will help higher education instructors, instructional designers, and administrators support learning through the effective use of technology.

Compiled by a panel of national experts and practitioners, the practice guide offers five evidence-based recommendations. Each recommendation includes research-based strategies and examples for implementing these recommendations in postsecondary settings. » More info

The Work of IES

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Standards and Review

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The IES Standards and Review Office oversees peer review of reports and research grant applications.

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Featured Publications

Teacher reading to and taking questions from a group of young studentsEducator’s Practice Guide to Support Reading For Understanding, K-3

This new What Works Clearinghouse guide has research-based recommendations for improving early grades reading and ideas and tips for implementation in the classroom.

Guide to Education Data Privacy

This free resource for states and districts was developed by practitioners in the field through the National Forum on Education Statistics. It is designed to assist school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data.

Latest Posts from the IES Blog

New Topic Pages: Early Childhood Education And Social, Emotional, And Behavioral Influences On Learning

Four children at a desk in classroomLearn more about what IES is doing across the Centers on these important topics.

Visit the Early Childhood Education and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Influences on Learning topic pages