ERIC Number: EJ1019969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
A Decade of Evidence-Based Education: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?
Detrich, Ronnie; Lewis, Teri
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v15 n4 p214-220 Oct 2013
It has been 10 years since No Child Left Behind (NCLB), with its emphasis on scientifically based instruction as a means for improving the educational outcomes of students, was signed into law. In this article, we review the basic tenets of evidence-based practice as they apply to education as well as the progress that has been made in identifying, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based interventions since NCLB. We conclude that the greatest threat to evidence-based education is poor implementation of interventions. If evidence-based interventions are not implemented well, then the expected benefits are not likely to be realized.
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Educational Practices, Reliability, Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Teaching Methods, Progress Monitoring, Data, Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001