Educators search for high-quality research and evidence-based interventions to strengthen grant applications, to support comprehensive and targeted schools, or to implement new programming in their schools. Evidence requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are designed to ensure that states, districts, and schools can identify programs, practices, products, and policies that work across various populations.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has valuable tools for locating studies that meet the ESSA evidence requirements. Here are the other pieces of the puzzle, including logos that can be seen throughout the WWC website to identify studies that meet ESSA requirements.
The WWC practice guides provide recommendations that can help teachers, administrators, and other educators improve student outcomes. The WWC characterizes the level of evidence for each recommendation as "strong," "moderate," or "minimal". These infographics map the practice guide recommendations for elementary and secondary practice guides to the evidence definitions used by the Department of Education.
Use the Reviews of Individual Studies search tool to find individual studies that have been reviewed by the WWC with study findings categorized into ESSA evidence tiers. For more information, please watch the video above.