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Jan12

Strategies to Support Adult Learners' Transitions to Postsecondary Opportunities

REL Midwest surveyed the literature and interviewed state administrators of adult education to inventory strategies used in Midwest states to support adult learners' transition to postsecondary opportunities. » More info

Jan12

Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

This report was produced to assist states as they develop accountability systems that (1) comply with ESSA; (2) incorporate sound statistical practices and protections; and (3) meet the information needs of state accountability reporting, while still protecting the privacy of individual students. » More info

Jan10

New Report: Functional Behavioral Assessment-based Interventions Lead to Potentially Positive Outcomes for Children Identified With or at Risk for an Emotional Disturbance

Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an individualized problem solving process for addressing student problem behavior. An assessment is conducted to identify and implement individualized interventions aimed at reducing problem behaviors and increasing positive behaviors. The WWC reviewed the research and found that FBA-based interventions have potentially positive effects on school engagement and problem behavior for children identified with or at risk for an emotional disturbance. » More info

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Watch a short video on how IES is supporting the development and use of independent education research, evaluation, and statistics.

Standards and Review

The Standards and Review Office (SRO) is responsible for two primary activities: the review of IES reports and the peer review process for the grant applications.

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.

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NAEP 2015 Results: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Little schoolgirl smiling while using digital tablet at desk in classroomSee results from the first Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment.

Visit the TEL results page.