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From the IES Director: Reflecting on Three Years at IES

In his new blog, Director Mark Schneider looks back at some of the highpoints of the three years he has served as director of IES. » More info


The Impact of Word Knowledge Instruction on Literacy Outcomes in Grade 5

REL Southeast evaluated the effect of a word knowledge curriculum on morphological awareness, vocabulary, and English language arts performance for grade 5 students in a large school district in central Florida. » More info


2020-21 Common Core of Data (CCD) Preliminary Files now available

2020-21 Common Core of Data (CCD) Preliminary Files are now available. These files are the product of the CCD data collection for the 2020-21 school year. Data are reported at district and school levels as of October 1, 2020. These preliminary files include directory information, and some limited attributes about the school or district, such as type, operational status, the lowest and highest grade offered, and whether a school is a charter school. » 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.

Peer Review of Reports
Peer Review of Grant Applications
Standards and Review Office

Featured Resources

Monthly School Survey Dashboard on Reopening of Schools

Monthly updates on school reopenings and modes of instruction offered students in national sample of schools.

IES Resources for Responding to COVID-19

Resources, research, and statistics about teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic for educators, caregivers, and policymakers.

FAQs for IES Grantees

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic for IES grantees.

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information

Resources from the U.S. Department of Education on how schools can collaborate to disseminate critical information about the COVID-19 and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community.

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 Landing Page:
IES Topic Pages

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Learn more about what IES is doing across the Centers on critical topics in education including English Learners, STEM, Literacy, Career and Technical Education, and Postsecondary Education.