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How U.S. 15-year-old Students Performance in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy Compares Internationally

A new web report highlights key comparative performance information about 15-year-old students in the United States and 77 other education systems that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018. » More info


IES Releases Paper on Adaptive Interventions and SMART Designs

NCSER and NCEE commissioned a paper from leading experts that introduces adaptive interventions and the SMART design, a methodology that can be used to build high-quality adaptive interventions. » More info


WWC Summarizes the Research on Passport Reading Journeys for Adolescent Readers

Passport Reading JourneysTM is designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of struggling readers in grades 6-12. The WWC reviewed the research and found that Passport Reading Journeys has inconsistent effects on comprehension and little or no effect on general literacy achievement for struggling adolescent readers. » More info

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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