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Welcome to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) group design standards training. The WWC offers this training to inform the public about the key elements of the WWC group design standards, increase transparency of our review process, and promote the use of rigorous, high-quality research.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

This training series includes nine modules, each focused on a different aspect of the WWC group design standards and procedures. We recommend viewing the modules in numerical order. Start with the introductory module, which describes the goals, topics, and organization of this training.

You may continue a previous training session by clicking “My Training Session” above.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

If you view the first six modules on WWC standards in this training series, you will earn a certificate of completion. When you complete the Systematic Reviews module, choose the "Print Certificate" menu option on the left to receive your certificate.

GROUP DESIGN STANDARDS CERTIFICATION

Becoming certified in the WWC group design standards requires that you view all nine modules on the WWC Standards and Procedures and successfully complete a multiple-choice certification test. You will have four opportunities to take and pass the test, which includes shorter multiple-choice questions and two multiple-part questions that simulate a review. When you successfully complete the test, you will be able to print a certificate as proof that you are certified in the WWC group design standards.

Take the test

Upon successfully passing the certification test, you will be a certified reviewer for the WWC. Those who successfully complete this level of certification can be included in the list of certified reviewers on the WWC website, and the WWC or the Institute of Education Sciences may contact you about assisting with review efforts. Contact the WWC Help Desk if you wish to be listed as a WWC certified reviewer.

To receive updates about new training content and/or certification options, please subscribe to the WWC's Newsflash.

Becoming recertified under version 4.1

Trainees who have attained version 4.0 certification may recertify to version 4.1 by following the recertification process outlined on this page.

Becoming a Certified Reviewer in Regression Discontinuity Design Standards or Single-Case Design Standards

Trainees who wish to become certified in Single-Case Design (SCD) or Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) standards should first become certified in the group design standards. To become SCD or RDD certified, trainees must complete the training material, pass the relevant certification exam, and complete a study review guide activity. SCD and RDD trainings are now available online on the WWC Single-Case Design Online Training and WWC Regression Discontinuity Design Online Training page. To receive updates about WWC training availability and resources, please subscribe to the WWC's Newsflash.


RDD:

This page provides details on how WWC reviewers already certified under version 4.0 of the WWC Group Design Standards can become recertified under version 4.1. The version 4.1 recertification process involves two steps. First, reviewers certified under version 4.0 should watch the recertification video below, to learn about the application of the most significant changes under version 4.1 standards and procedures.



After watching the video, reviewers should email the WWC Help Desk via Contact.WWC@ed.gov to receive a multiple-choice knowledge check question. Upon correctly answering the knowledge check question, reviewers’ certification will be updated to version 4.1. Reviewers will be given up to three opportunities to pass a knowledge check question to become certified under version 4.1.

Reviewers who have never been certified by the WWC, or who have group design standards certification in version 3.0 or an earlier version, should become certified under version 4.1 by watching the version 4.1 online training modules and completing the certification exam.

Welcome to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) single-case design standards training. The WWC offers this training to inform the public about the key elements of the WWC single-case design standards, increase transparency of our review process, and promote the use of rigorous, high-quality research.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

This training series includes six modules, each focused on a different aspect of the WWC single-case design standards, procedures, and review process. We recommend viewing the modules in numerical order. Start with the introductory module, which describes the goals, topics, and organization of this training.

You may continue a previous training session by clicking “My Training Session” above.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

After viewing the first three modules on the WWC single-case design (SCD) standards in this training series, you will earn a certificate of completion. When you complete the Determining a Study Rating module, choose the "Print Certificate" menu option on the left to receive your certificate.

SINGLE-CASE DESIGN STANDARDS CERTIFICATION

After obtaining the certificate of completion, individuals who wish to become a WWC single-case design certified reviewer will need to complete the following additional requirements: watching the remaining three modules, passing a multiple-choice examination, and passing a study review guide activity. Please contact the WWC Help Desk to learn more about becoming a certified reviewer in the WWC single-case design standards.

To receive updates about new training content and/or certification opportunities, please subscribe to the WWC's Newsflash.

Becoming a Certified Reviewer in Group Design Standards or Regression Discontinuity Design Standards

Trainees who wish to become certified in the single-case design (SCD) standards must first become a certified reviewer in the group design (GD) standards. To become a GD certified reviewer, trainees must view a series of training modules and complete a certification exam. The group design training and exam are available online on the WWC Group Design Training home page.

Trainees who wish to become certified in regression-discontinuity design (RDD) standards must first become certified in the group design standards. To become RDD certified, trainees must attend a training session, pass the relevant certification exam, and complete a study review guide activity. RDD trainings are offered periodically. To receive updates about upcoming trainings, please subscribe to the WWC's Newsflash.

Welcome to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) standards training. The WWC offers this training to inform the public about the key elements of the WWC RDD standards, increase transparency of our review process, and promote the use of rigorous, high-quality research

ABOUT THE TRAINING

This training series includes eleven modules, each focused on a different aspect of the WWC RDD standards, procedures, and review process. We recommend viewing the modules in numerical order. Start with the introductory module, which describes the goals, topics, and organization of this training.

You may continue a previous training session by clicking “My Training Session” above.

REGRESSION DISCONTINUITY DESIGN STANDARDS CERTIFICATION

Individuals who wish to become a WWC RDD certified reviewer will need to view all eleven modules, pass a multiple-choice certification test, and then complete an example study review guide. You will have two attempts to pass the regression discontinuity design exam.

Take the test

Once you have passed the exam, please contact the WWC Help Desk to gain access to the example study review guide task. You will need to be certified in the Group Design 4.1 Standards before gaining access to the example study review guide task.

Upon successfully passing the study review guide task, you will be a certified RDD reviewer for the WWC. Those who successfully complete this level of certification can be included in the list of certified reviewers on the WWC website, and the WWC or the Institute of Education Sciences may contact you about assisting with review efforts. Contact the WWC Help Desk if you wish to be listed as a WWC certified reviewer.

To receive updates about new training content and/or certification options, please subscribe to the WWC's Newsflash.

Becoming a Certified Reviewer in Group Design Standards or Single-Case Design Standards

Trainees who wish to become certified in the RDD or single-case design standards (SCD) must first become a certified reviewer in the group design standards. To become a group design certified reviewer, trainees must view a series of training modules and complete a certification exam. The group design training and exam are available online on the WWC Group Design Training home page.

Trainees who wish to become certified in the SCD standards must first become certified in the group design standards. To become SCD certified, trainees must view a series of training modules, pass the relevant certification exam, and complete a study review guide activity. The SCD training modules are online at the WWC Single-Case Design Training home page.

Coming soon

This module is a recording of the WWC webinar titled Design-comparable effect sizes in single-case designs originally held on October 13, 2020. The materials for this webinar can be found on the webinar archive page.

This module is a recording of the WWC webinar titled WWC Standards for Reviewing Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs originally held on October 29, 2019. The materials for this webinar can be found on the webinar archive page.

Throughout this module, screenshots are used from the version 4.0 SRG. Enhancements to the version 4.1 SRG are in progress. However, these enhancements will not significantly alter the SRG user experience for certified reviewers.

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WWC Advanced Group Design Training, Standards and Procedures Handbook version 5.0 coming in early 2023.





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