The Institute of Education Sciences is committed to supporting states, districts, schools and institutions of higher education in their use of evidence-based practices in this period of recovery and renewal to improve outcomes for all learners, especially those that education systems have historically underserved.
This site, Evidence-based Practices for Renewal and Recovery, curates evidence, tools, and other materials from a wide range of sources—including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Education—that may be useful to partners as they undertake that critical work.
Importantly, the level of evidence underpinning the practices listed here varies. In virtually every case, more evidence is needed to better understand which practices are effective, for whom, and under what conditions. Evidence-building is a critical component of the renewal and recovery process.
The What Works Clearinghouse reviews existing research to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. WWC Practice Guides present specific recommendations on how to best address challenges in classrooms and schools, based on reviews of the research, the experiences of practitioners, and the opinions of panels of nationally-recognized experts.
This site contains resources that are provided for the user's convenience. The inclusion of these materials is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered. These materials may contain the views and recommendations of various subject-matter experts as well as hypertext links, contact addresses and websites to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The opinions expressed in any of these materials do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) or its Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Neither ED nor IES controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any outside information included in these materials. For the user's convenience, this site contains examples of potentially useful products, including applications, as well as methodologies used by states and localities. Inclusion of such information does not constitute an endorsement by ED or IES, or a preference for these examples as compared with others that might be available and be presented. Additionally, this discussion should not imply an endorsement of any organization, curriculum, or learning model.