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Institute of Education Sciences, 2020
Cost analysis examines the costs of specific programs--including interventions, education practices and policies, and tools--designed to improve students' academic outcomes. Cost analysis--(1) Describes the resources needed to run a program, whether related to personnel, facilities, or materials; (2) Attaches value (estimates prices) for those…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Program Costs, Program Implementation, Evaluation Methods
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2018
IES is the primary research, evaluation, and statistics arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Established through the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA), the Institute's mission is to expand fundamental knowledge and understanding of education and to provide education leaders and practitioners, parents and students, researchers, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Grants, Financial Support, Institutional Mission
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2018
In order to build a coherent body of work to inform evidence-based decision making, there is a need to increase the visibility and value of reproducibility and replication studies among education research stakeholders. The purpose of this companion to the "Common Guidelines" is to highlight the importance of these studies and provide…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Replication (Evaluation), Guidelines
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Seastrom, Marilyn – Institute of Education Sciences, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 (Public Law 114-95) requires each state to create a plan for its statewide accountability system. In particular, ESSA calls for state plans that include strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and for economically disadvantaged students, students from major racial and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Best Practices, Information Security, Sample Size
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Ahn, Judie – Institute of Education Sciences, 2017
On September 22, 2017, the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) convened a group of experts in policy, practice, and research related to Career and Technical Education (CTE). The goal of the meeting was to seek input from…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, Technical Education, Educational Research
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2017
In September, 2016, the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) convened a group of experts to discuss and provide input on research needs in the area of middle and high school writing for students, including English learners (ELs) and…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Educational Research, Research Needs, Secondary Education
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2016
On October 14, 2016, the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) convened a group of experts to gain insights and advice on how best to support the advancement of evidence beyond an efficacy study. Discussion followed five topics of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evidence, Instructional Effectiveness, Replication (Evaluation)
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2015
This meeting summary is organized into two major sections. The first section captures the individual contribution of meeting participants, including both Institute of Education Sciences (IES) staff and the invited technical working group members. The second section captures themes that arose during the group discussions, which were organized…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Educational Research, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2015
Research suggests that there are substantial (albeit mostly indirect) relationships between school leadership and student achievement. However, it is challenging for practitioners and policymakers to determine whether and how school leaders are making a difference in student achievement. Through its Education Research Grants Program (84.305A), the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2014
In December 2014, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education convened a technical working group (TWG) of experts in the field of rural education to provide input on research needs in this field and how research could be more relevant and useful to rural…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Research Needs, Educational Research, Performance Factors
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2013
In January 2011, a Joint Committee of representatives from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) began work to establish cross-agency guidelines for improving the quality, coherence, and pace of knowledge development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Although the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Research and Development, Intervention, Educational Improvement
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2013
In August, IES worked with the National Science Foundation and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to convene a technical working group to discuss research objectives related to college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics. Forty people (including researchers,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2012
The content of this guide was derived from ongoing work of a working group on growth models coordinated and facilitated by the SLDS Grant Program's State Support Team. The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program was asked by several states to review current growth models with the goal of determining the impact of different models…
Descriptors: Models, Longitudinal Studies, Information Systems, Best Practices
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Institute of Education Sciences, 2012
On August 9, 2012, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) convened a meeting of researchers and U.S. Department of Education (ED) and IES staff to discuss recent advances in measuring teacher effectiveness. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Identify and discuss recent advances in the use of value-added models (VAMs) and student growth…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Evaluation
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Betebenner, Damian; Braun, Henry; Corcoran, Sean; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Friedman, John; Goldhaber, Daniel; Ho, Andrew; Kane, Thomas; Ladd, Helen; Pianta, Robert; Rockoff, Jonah; Rothstein, Jesse – Institute of Education Sciences, 2012
On August 9, 2012, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) convened a meeting of researchers and U.S. Department of Education (ED) and IES staff to discuss recent advances in measuring teacher effectiveness. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Identify and discuss recent advances in the use of value-added models (VAMs) and student growth…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Evaluation, Intellectual Disciplines
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