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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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Isenberg, Eric; Max, Jeffrey; Gleason, Philip; Potamites, Liz; Santillano, Robert; Hock, Heinrich; Hansen, Michael – Institute of Education Sciences, 2013
Recent federal initiatives emphasize measuring teacher effectiveness and ensuring that disadvantaged students have equal access to effective teachers. This study substantially broadens the existing evidence on access to effective teaching by examining access in 29 geographically dispersed school districts over the 2008-2009 to 2010-2011 school…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
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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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Institute of Education Sciences, 2012
The goal of this meeting was to discuss the challenges of adult education and mechanisms to better understand and address those challenges through research. The meeting was structured around three panel discussions representing the perspectives of State directors of adult education programs, adult education researchers, and education research…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Barriers
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Whitehurst, Grover J. – Institute of Education Sciences, 2008
The mission of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to encourage its use. The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) requires that the Director of IES, on a biennial basis, transmit to the President, the National Board for Education Sciences, and the…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Grants
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