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July 2010

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IES Invites Comments on Proposed Research Priorities

Director John Easton's research priorities to guide the work of IES over the next 5 years are available for public comment. The proposed research priorities reflect a commitment to supporting top-notch education research that matters to schools and improves education outcomes for all children. "The priorities will guide the kind of work we fund, the methods we use, the questions we expect our work to answer, and ultimately, the audiences we want to reach with our research findings," says Director Easton.

For more information, read the notice inviting comments, and the proposed priorities.
Comments are due on or before September 7, 2010.

WWC Adds New Topic on High School Math

Helping high school students develop solid math skills is important to preparing them for college and the workplace. The new High School Math topic area will evaluate research on math curricula and interventions for students in grades 9 through 12 in subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. This information from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) will support educators in making informed decisions about math curricula, products, and classroom strategies.

The first report in this new area looks at the research on Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor Software. Read the full report now and see how the WWC rated the research on this intervention.