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REL Mid-Atlantic report series on implementing social and emotional learning programs in early childhood

This REL Mid-Atlantic report series summarizes the research literature on social and emotional learning (SEL) and provides practical information for educators and policymakers who want to implement SEL programs. » More info


Review of Study Examining How Technology Access Impacts Student Achievement

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the design and details of a study that found that students who were permitted to use Internet-enabled devices in class scored lower on final exams than those in classes that prohibited such devices. The impact estimate for the combined multiple choice and short answer portion of the final exam meets WWC group design standards without reservations. The impact estimate for the essay portion does not meet WWC standards. » More info


New Report Looks at Revenues and Expenditures for Public School Districts in 2013-14

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides information about revenues and expenditures in the nation's public school districts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. » More info

The Work of IES

Watch a short video on how IES is supporting the development and use of independent education research, evaluation, and statistics.

Standards and Review

The Standards and Review Office (SRO) is responsible for two primary activities: the review of IES reports and the peer review process for the grant applications.

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.

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NAEP 2015 Results: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Little schoolgirl smiling while using digital tablet at desk in classroomSee results from the first Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment.

Visit the TEL results page.