ERIC Number: ED484304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Definitions for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Scientifically-Based Research
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction NCELA
The purpose of scientifically-based research within No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is to identify and disseminate conclusive information on ?what works? in education, with an emphasis on determining what instructional input (curricula, instructional techniques) works to increase student outcomes such as academic achievement and language proficiency. Scientific research, such as that used in medical research and other ?hard? sciences, offers rigorous methodologies for studying what works, for determining whether a particular curriculum or instructional technique will result in improved academic performance (or increased language proficiency) for a majority of the children for whom it was designed. The purpose of this document is to provide a definition of scientifically-based research, and the major elements necessary to conduct such research. (Contains 7 exhibits.)
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Design, Sampling, Data Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
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