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May15

Preparing for Life after High School: The Characteristics and Experiences of Youth in Special Education

A new evaluation brief summarizes findings describing youth with disabilities and their activities in school, including trends over time. » More info

May15

Teacher spending on classroom supplies

This Data Point describes the percentage of public school teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, and the amount of money spent by these teachers. » More info

Mar27

WWC Intervention Report Finds Rigorous Evidence for Summer Counseling in Preparation for College

This WWC intervention report focuses on research that examined the impact of summer counseling on students' college enrollment and persistence. Summer counseling is designed to help college-intending high school graduates complete the steps needed to enroll in college and start their college careers. These services, delivered during the months between high school graduation and college enrollment, involve outreach by college counselors or peer mentors via text messaging campaigns, e-mail, phone, in-person meetings, instant messaging, or social media. Based on the most recent available evidence, the WWC found that summer counseling had potentially positive effects on college persistence and mixed effects on college enrollment. » 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