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Request for Proposals: SBIR Phase I Special Topic in Postsecondary Education

A Special Topic of the ED/IES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program will provide funding for the development and evaluation of "ROI tools" to measure the costs versus benefits (the return on investment) of different postsecondary education and training programs to help students make well-informed choices about options to pursue after they complete high school. » More info


New First Findings Report from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies (ECLS) Program

This report provides a look at the overall fifth-grade reading, math, and science achievement of the students who attended kindergarten for the first time in the 2010-11 school year and were in fifth grade in the spring of 2016 using new data from the final round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS-K:2011). Child assessment scores are shown by selected child, family, and school characteristics. » More info


Request for Proposals: SBIR Phase I

The ED/IES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides funding for the development and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products. » 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