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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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ERIC Number: ED481629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evidence-Based Research in Education.
Research Exchange, v8 n2 2003
This educational newsletter highlights a lead article, "Evidence-Based Research in Education." The article explains that evidence-based research emerged in the field of medicine over 50 years ago, resulting in major advances in the treatment and prevention of disease. It adds that clinical guidelines and protocols are based on the results of controlled experiments following rigorous standards of science. The U.S. Department of Education is embracing evidence-based research to improve the effectiveness of educational interventions and, in turn, academic achievement. The article discusses the No Child Left Behind Act and the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy. It recommends strategies for the Department of Education to bring evidence-driven progress to education. Other information materials in the newsletter are: "The What Works Clearinghouse"; "NDDR Grantees Review WWC Draft Standards"; and "Resolution of the AAMR on Evidence-Based Research and Intellectual Disability." (BT)
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East Seventh Street, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78701-3253. Tel: 800-266-1832 (Toll Free); Fax: 512-476-2286; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research.
Identifiers: Department of Education; Research in Education; What Works