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National Board for Education Sciences, 2014
The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-279) created the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) to serve as an advisory board to the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education. Among the duties listed in the Education Sciences Reform Act, the Board is required to submit the…
Descriptors: Reports, Educational Research, Federal Legislation, Educational Quality
National Board for Education Sciences, 2010
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES, or the Institute), created as part of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) (Pub. L. 107-279), is the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). ESRA established the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES, or the Board) to advise and consult with the Director of the…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Federal Programs, Educational Research, Special Education
National Board for Education Sciences, 2009
On November 5, 2002, Congress passed the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA), establishing the Institute of Education Sciences (IES, or the Institute) and its board of directors, the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES, or the Board). The Institute reports to Congress yearly on the condition of education in the United States. The…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Federal Programs, Educational Research, Federal Legislation
Brown, Hendricks; Card, David; Dickersin, Kay; Greenhouse, Joel; Kling, Jeffrey; Littell, Julia – National Board for Education Sciences, 2008
Based on investigation and analysis of the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) review process and reports, this panel concluded that: (1) WWC procedures and processes for identifying and extracting information from intervention studies are generally well documented and follow reasonable standards and practices for systematic reviews; and (2) WWC…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Program Administration
National Board for Education Sciences, 2008
Transformation of education into an evidence-based field is a task that will require involvement of federal and state policymakers, local education leaders, administrators, teachers, and parents. Over the past 6 years, a new direction has been set for education research. This report presents the National Board for Education Sciences' evaluation of…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Research, Research Projects, Research Methodology
National Board for Education Sciences, 2008
The annual report reviews research priorities, major Institute of Education Sciences (IES) updates, and recent resolutions. National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) members conclude that evidence-based research provides essential information to policymakers, educators, and parents for improving education and meeting the academic needs of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Research, Annual Reports
Baldwin, Stephen E.; Muller, Patricia A.; Akey, Theresa M.; McManus, John; Phillips, MacDonald; Plucker, Jonathan; Sharp, Sean – National Board for Education Sciences, 2008
The report evaluates the effectiveness of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in carrying out its priorities and mission using primarily pre-existing data sources. The study focused on three central questions: (1) Rigor (To what extent, and in which ways, has IES been successful in advancing the rigor of education research); (2) Relevance…
Descriptors: Organizational Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Educational Research, Research Utilization