ERIC Number: ED477483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide.
Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
This guide provides assistance to K-12 educational practitioners in evaluating whether an educational intervention is backed by rigorous evidence of effectiveness, and in implementing evidence-based interventions in their schools or classrooms. The guide is organized in four parts: (1) a description of the randomized controlled trial and why it is a critical factor in establishing "strong" evidence of an intervention's effectiveness; (2) how to evaluate whether an intervention is backed by "strong" evidence of effectiveness; (3) how to evaluate whether an intervention is backed by "possible" evidence of effectiveness; and (4) important factors to consider when implementing an evidence-based intervention in schools or classrooms. Appendix A lists useful Web sites in finding evidence-based educational interventions. Appendix B provides a checklist to use in evaluating whether an intervention is backed by rigorous evidence. (Contains 26 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Research Design, Web Sites
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, 1301 K Street, NW, Suite 450 West, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-728-0418; Fax: 202-728-0422; Web site: http://www.excelgov.org/evidence/. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/rigorousevid/rigorousevid.pdf/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council for Excellence in Government, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED565630; ED554311