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From the IES Director: Innovation in the Education Sciences (the new IES)

In a new blog, Director Mark Schneider provides an update on the most recent efforts to create ARPA-ED and opens a discussion about how IES will pursue its creation. » More info


NCSER Announces the 2023 Research Training Institute in Advanced Single-Case Research Design and Analysis

Research Training Institute on Advanced Single-Case Design will take place July 25–29, 2023 in Madison, WI preceded by initial online training sessions this spring. » More info


High School Counseling and College Financial Aid

This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a national study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. Students answered surveys between 2009 and 2016. College transcripts and financial aid records were collected in 2017–18 in the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study and Student Financial Aid Records Collection (PETS-SR).This Data Point investigates whether students who expected to go to college after high school met with a high school counselor about financial aid and completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and if meetings and completion varied by parental education. It also describes whether students who met with a high school counselor about financial aid received need-based or merit-based grants in college. » 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

IES Celebrates 20 Years

Resources and toolkits to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IES.

The Standards for Excellence in Education Research (SEER)

Learn more about the Standards and access resources for making education research more transformational.

Dashboards on Learning Modes and School Responses to COVID-19

Updates on modes of instruction offered, student enrollment, and schools' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Rescue Plan: IES Paving the Way to Learning Recovery

Learn how IES uses American Rescue Plan funds to address the learning setbacks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Transition from DUNS Number to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Fact Sheet

Information about the Federal government's transition from the DUNS Number to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

Celebrating 20 Years

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Learn more about what IES is doing during its 20th anniversary to celebrate 20 years of supporting and generating awareness of the critical topics in education.

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.