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Some Thoughts on the New IES RFAs

IES is in the process of releasing this year's RFAs. I thought I would share our perspective on a few themes in this year's grant competitions. » More info


How U.S. Teachers and Principals in Grades 7, 8, and 9 Compare Internationally

A new web report shows how teachers' and principals' backgrounds, work environments, professional development, and beliefs and attitudes about teaching compare with their peers across the world in lower secondary education » More info


Characteristics of English Learner Students and the Schools they Attend in Cleveland Metropolitan School District

REL Midwest examined the characteristics of English learner students in grades 3-8 in Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the characteristics of the schools they attend, and investigated the association of student and school characteristics with English learner student performance on statewide assessments. » More info


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

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

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

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Peer Review of 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