In July 2017, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) issued a request for public comment on whether Goals 3 (Efficacy and Replication) and 4 (Effectiveness), as currently configured, are meeting the needs of the field or whether changes should be considered to encourage more replication and effectiveness studies. Specifically, the IES research centers asked for input on the following questions:
This document summarizes the input IES received in response to the request for public comment.
Response to Public Comment on Goals 3 and 4 (80 KB) July 25, 2017
In August 2014, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) issued a request for public comment on their research programs and the needs of the field as part of an ongoing effort to seek stakeholder input and to make improvements in NCER's and NCSER's research and training programs. Specifically, the IES research centers asked for comment on the following: (1) characteristics of education and special education studies that have had the most influence on policy and practice, and the lessons we can draw from these studies to inform NCER's and NCSER's future work; (2) critical problems or issues on which new research is needed; and (3) ways in which the NCER and NCSER can target their funds to do the most good for the field. This document summarizes the input NCER and NCSER received in response to the request for public comment.