Other Resources

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): http://ies.ed.gov/
IES provides rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, IES aims to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure. IES is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, and by law its activities must be free of partisan political influence.

IES Regional Educational Laboratory Program: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs
IES operates a nationwide network of ten (10) regional educational laboratories, each of which works within its region to assist states, districts, and schools in using their data systems, conduct and support high-quality studies on key regional priorities, and help education policymakers and practitioners to incorporate data and research into everyday decisionmaking.

IES What Works Clearinghouse™: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. What does that mean?

  • Central. We want to be the place you turn to when you want to know about education research. We have reviewed thousands of studies on hundreds of education programs, products, practices, and policies.
  • Trusted. We strive to provide accurate information on education research. All of our procedures and policies are publicly available, and our goal is to provide transparent reviews of the research literature.
  • Scientific evidence. In order to tell you what works, we conduct thorough reviews of the research literature and critically assess the evidence presented.
  • What works. This website delivers information from our reviews through the “Find What Works” tool, pulling findings from multiple reports, a searchable database of research studies we have reviewed, and publications we have written on our reviews.

U.S. Department of Education’s Content-Based Comprehensive Centers: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/index.html
The U.S. Department of Education funds five content centers that focus on specific areas, with one center in each of five areas: assessment and accountability, instruction, teacher quality, innovation and improvement, and high schools. These centers supply much of the research-based information and products in the specific area that regional centers use when working with SEAs.

National Forum on Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/forum/
The Hawkins-Stafford Education Improvement Amendments of 1988 (Public Law 100-297) established the National Cooperative Education Statistics System to “produce and maintain, with the cooperation of the States, comparable and uniform education statistics.” To assist in meeting this goal, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) created the National Forum on Education Statistics (the Forum).

U.S. Department of Education, State Contacts: http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

American Samoa Department of Education: http://www.doe.as/

CNMI Public School System: http://www.cnmipss.org/

Federated States of Micronesia Department of Education: http://www.literacynet.org/micronesia/doe1.html

Guam Department of Education: http://www.gdoe.net/

Hawaii Department of Education: http://doe.k12.hi.us/

Ministry of Education Republic of the Marshall Islands: http://www.rmimoe.net/ (site currently down)

Ministry of Education Republic of Palau: http://www.palaumoe.net/