The What Works Clearinghouse:
Looking back on 2017
As we celebrated our 15th anniversary in 2017, the What Works Clearinghouse continued its tradition of identifying evidence-based practices for educators. See what we were up to over the past year...
Updating the WWC’s standards and procedures to keep pace with current research

handbooks icon Released Version 4.0 of the Procedures and Standards Handbooks with updated and newly-developed standards after gathering input from more than 30 methodological experts. We described the changes made to the standards and procedures in 1 summary (96 KB), 1 document (413 KB) with responses to public comments, and 1 free webinar.

Engaging with the education community

Shared our work with more than 8,400 followers on Twitter and more than 7,400 followers on Facebook.

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Answered more than 460 questions, comments, and suggestions submitted to our help desk.

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Met with stakeholders from across the country at 8 conferences.

Evaluating the evidence behind different education interventions, programs, practices, and policies

Reviewed Studies icon Added more than 1,500 studies to expand the Reviews of Individual Studies database to more than 10,200 studies.
Released reports on 16 interventions across 5 topics

Intervention Reports: 8 in Math, 4 in Literacy, 2 in Transition to College, 1 in Special Education, and 1 in Teacher Excellence

Released 1 new practice guide with evidence-based recommendations for educators: Preventing Dropout in Secondary Schools (4.4 MB) . Dropout Prevention coverCheck out the accompanying summary (873 KB) for a quick introduction to the recommendations.

Offering new resources to website users

video iconLaunched 5 new videos to help users better understand the WWC’s website, resources, and products.

hand pointing to the word TIPS iconIntroduced 2 sets of instructional tips ( problem solving (924 KB), elementary writing (1.4 MB)), highlighting key concepts and relevant steps for implementing recommendations in WWC practice guides.

We enjoyed bringing you the information you need to
make evidence-based decisions in 2017, and we look forward to identifying
and summarizing evidence from even more high quality research in 2018.
If you didn’t have a chance to connect with us in 2017, we hope you will
contact us and find us through Facebook and Twitter in 2018.

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