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Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9

The What Works ClearinghouseTM has released a new practice guide on improving reading among students in grades 4–9. A panel of experts in reading research and practitioners who deliver or oversee reading interventions examined the research base to determine four evidence-based practices that can be used by special educators, general education teachers, reading specialists and coaches, administrators, and parents. These recommendations include building students' decoding skills to read complex multi-syllabic words, providing purposeful fluency-building activities to help students read effortlessly, routinely using a set of comprehension-building practices to help students make sense of text, and providing opportunities for students to practice making sense of challenging text that will expose them to complex ideas and information. For each recommendation, the practice guide discussion the research base, actional recommendations to support students, strategies for carrying out the practices, ways to overcome potential obstacles, and examples of implementing the recommendations.

Resources for Researchers

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Sharing Study Data: A Guide for Education Researchers

This IES guide helps researchers make decisions about how to safely and appropriately share study data in support of open science.

Enhancing the Generalizability of Impact Studies in Education

This IES publication aims to help researchers design and implement impact studies in education so that the findings are more generalizable to the study's target population.

FAQs for IES Grantees

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic for IES grantees.

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information

Resources from the U.S. Department of Education on how schools can collaborate to disseminate critical information about the COVID-19 and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community.

IES Director's Blog

Director's Remarks

NCSER Releases One FY 2022 Competition

NCSER releases the new Research to Accelerate Pandemic Recovery in Special Education (84.324X) grants program, funded through the American Rescue Plan. Due to limited Research in Special Education funds available for new FY 2022 awards, there will be no additional competitions.

NCSER Commissioner's Update to Grantees

Commissioner Joan McLaughlin addressed NCSER-funded investigators at the IES PI Meeting in January 2022, providing updates and highlights of ongoing NCSER/IES activities. The slides from this presentation can be found here. Read more

IES Principal Investigators Meeting

Critical Questions & Practical Solutions: Improving the PRactice and Usefulness of Education Research

2021–2022 IES PI Meeting
Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Education Sciences
January 25–27, 2022

View materials and videos from the past IES Principal Investigators Meetings:
2019 IES PI Meeting
2018 IES PI Meeting
2017 IES PI Meeting
2016 IES PI Meeting
2015 IES PI Meeting

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