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Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates

This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report describes trends in the data over time and examines how dropout and completion rates vary by demographic characteristics. » More info


New WWC Webinar: How Administrators Can Communicate the Need for Evidence-Based Decision Making

On December 12, 2018 the WWC will host a free webinar on how What Works Clearinghouse resources can support use of high-quality research evidence in decision making. » More info


REL Pacific Webinar: Early Reading Outcomes in the Pacific Region: A Focus on English Learners

Join us on December 12 to learn about evidence-based strategies and interventions for teaching academic content and literacy to English learners in elementary school. » More info

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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