The Standards and Review Office (SRO) oversees the scientific peer review processes for IES grant applications and reports.
SRO was created and staffed within IES' Office of the Deputy Director for Science to comply with the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002. In January 2006, the National Board for Education Sciences approved IES procedures for the peer review of reports and grant applications.
Highly qualified individuals with in-depth knowledge review and evaluate all applications for grants and cooperative agreements that exceed $100,000. More information
Research, statistics, and evaluation reports IES supports or conducts undergo rigorous peer review before being published or otherwise made available to the public. More information
To ensure the processes are as objective as possible, peer review activities are managed outside of the IES Centers that fund research grants and contracts, provide technical assistance to applicants, and work with grantees and contractors.
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Lisa Bridges, Education Research Analyst
Sheilah Chapman, Program Assistant
Amy (Lerner) Gold, Education Research Analyst
Lisa McDevitt, Education Research Analyst
Ellie Pelaez, Management and Program Analyst
Vasuki Rethinam, Senior Education Research Scientist
Dr. Anne Ricciuti has served as IES' Deputy Director for Science since 2007. She draws on her broad experience in education, research, and evaluation of federal programs to provide guidance and leadership related to the scientific quality of IES activities. She also oversees the Standards and Review staff and the scientific peer review activities within IES, as well as special projects and analyses.