The What Works Clearinghouse
2016 in Review
In 2016, the What Works Clearinghouse focused on evidence in all aspects of its work.
Finding the evidence
Redesigned the WWC website to make it easier for users to find education programs that work. Users
visited the website more than 733,000 times
in 2016! Since the launch in September, the site has
registered nearly 1,000 views of a video tour explaining the new site's features, publications, and resources.
Evaluating the evidence
Added more than 1,800 studies to the Reviews of Individual Studies database, bringing the total to more than 8,700 studies.
Released 3 practice guides, with evidence-based recommendations for educators.
Launched 5 online training modules with 29 videos
to explain the WWC group design standards, facilitate understanding of the WWC by decision makers, and encourage the development of high
Posted 8 new or updated review protocols to the website.
Summarizing the evidence
Released reports on 12 interventions across 5 topics, including:
Released 566 evidence snapshots, at-a-glance summaries of the research findings and contexts for every WWC intervention report.
Published 6 quick reviews on research trending in the media.
Delivering the evidence
Register for 2 new webinars in 2017—with more to come!
Strategies to Improve Secondary Students’ Writing Skills: Lessons from the Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively practice guide.
Finding Evidence: New Resources for Education Researchers from the What Works Clearinghouse.
We hope you enjoyed exploring our new website, publications, and resources in 2016.
We look forward to sharing even more with you in 2017!
If there’s something that you’d like to see, please contact us.
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