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Maintaining rigorous, transparent standards for identifying the highest-quality research enables the WWC to uphold our reputation as a trusted resource for informed education decision making. We offer a variety of tools to assist in designing and conducting high-quality research and to explain the WWC review process.

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WWC standards briefs provide quick, clear, and concise summaries of individual WWC standards. Each two-page brief offers an informative description and helpful graphics to clarify key concepts. Two new standards briefs discuss WWC standards for attrition (344 KB) and baseline equivalence (195 KB).

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black magnifying glass with addition sign in the middleFocus On the Details
Learn about the rigorous design standards and systematic review process used to identify high-quality research and summarize findings, and examine the review protocols that guide WWC reviews.

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Take a glimpse at the Study Review Guide that our certified reviewers use when assessing the quality of research studies. The Reporting Guide for Study Authors gives guidance on reporting study findings so that the WWC has the information it needs to review your study.

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Search our comprehensive list of nearly 10,000 studies that have been reviewed, as well as all of the WWC’s publications and reviews that result from some of those nearly 10,000 studies. The certified reviewers database has contact information for more than 100 WWC reviewers who have been certified by the WWC.

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The WWC FAQ page and Help Desk offer answers to frequently asked questions by researchers and developers. The WWC webinars can also help researchers learn more about our review process, get tips on how to design strong studies based on WWC design standards, and find out how to design and execute high-quality quasi-experimental designs (QEDs).

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Calling all researchers!
Have you completed an education effectiveness research study? Submit your study through the Help Desk and the WWC may consider it for review. Check out our FAQs for more information.

Studies must be publicly available before they can be reviewed by the WWC. One way to make your study public is to submit it to ERIC.

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