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  • New Report on Credit Transfer Now Available

    IES What's New|8/20/2014

    NCES releases a new Statistical Analysis Report titled "Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment." This report provides an in-depth analysis on the transfer of postsecondary credit using transcript data from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09).

  • Back-to-School Teaching Tips from the WWC

    IES What's New|8/19/2014

    Check out our updated back-to-school page! Learn how WWC practice guides turn research into action steps to try in the classroom, view the new What Works in Math page, and watch our video on choosing math instructional materials. Compare research on interventions using Find What Works, and meet WWC math expert John Woodward. Get ready for the new school year now!

  • The National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) Invite Feedback to Further Their Research Missions and Plan Future Work

    IES What's New|8/18/2014

    The Institute of Education Sciences invites suggestions and feedback on the work of its two research centers: the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). It is especially welcomes written comments on three topics: the characteristics of education and special education studies that have had the most influence on policy and practice, and the lessons these studies offer for future work; critical problems or issues on which new research is needed; recommendations on how to target research funding to do the most good for the field

  • WWC Video: Selecting Math Instructional Materials

    IES What's New|8/14/2014

    When searching for mathematics instructional materials, the choices can be overwhelming. The WWC can help education decision makers decide what works for a school or district. Visit the new What Works in Math page and watch the brief video for tips on how the WWC can help through every step of a curriculum selection process.

  • Designing Strong Studies Webinar

    IES What's New|8/13/2014

    Did you miss the recent WWC webinar for researchers on designing strong studies? Watch the rebroadcast and download the transcript here!

  • Join Our Team!

    IES What's New|8/13/2014

    The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the Department of Education is seeking applications for a Communications Officer.

  • WWC Quick Review on "Interactive Online Learning on Campus: Testing MOOCs and Other Platforms in Hybrid Formats in the University System of Maryland"

    IES What's New|8/11/2014

    This study measured the impact of using hybrid forms of interactive online learning in undergraduate courses. College students enrolled in hybrid sections of biology, statistics, pre-calculus, computer science, or communications or in sections that used the traditional face-to-face format. The authors measured the impact of the hybrid courses on course pass rates, student grades, and exam questions. The study found that students in hybrid courses and students in traditional courses performed equally well in terms of course pass rates and grades and that students in hybrid courses answered significantly more exam questions correctly than students in traditional courses (study authors reported this significance level as p < .10). The study authors further reported that they found no evidence that interactive online learning was harmful for disadvantaged or underprepared students.

  • NCER Releases Paper on Partially Nested Randomized Controlled Trial (PN- RCT) Research Design

    IES What's New|8/5/2014

    To help researchers understand and use partially nested randomized controlled trial (PN- RCT) research designs, NCER commissioned a paper, "Partially Nested Randomized Controlled Trials in Education Research: A Guide to Design and Analysis", through a contract with Westat, Inc. and their subcontractor Mathematica.

  • Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2013-14; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2012-13: First Look (Provisional Data)

    IES What's New|7/31/2014

    This First Look report is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 10, 2014. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2013 collection,, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2013-14 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2012-13 academic year.

  • 2013-14 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report

    IES What's New|7/31/2014

    This report describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the 2013-14 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. IPEDS data consist of basic statistics on postsecondary institutions regarding tuition and fees, number and types of degrees and certificates conferred, number of students enrolled, number of employees, financial statistics, graduation rates, and student financial aid. Institutions submitted these data during three reporting periods corresponding to fall 2013, winter 2013-14, and spring 2014. Information provided in this report is applicable to the full 2013-14 IPEDS collection year.

  • 94% of Documents are ERIC's Full Text Documents are Now Available!

    IES What's New|7/31/2014

    That is because Phase I of the PDF restoration project is now complete. 94% of the previously removed documents are now available online!

  • Speak Out, Listen Up! Tools for Bringing Student Ideas into School Change

    IES What's New|7/29/2014

    REL West developed a toolkit for educators to elicit student’ ideas about school-related issues and use their input for school improvement efforts.

  • Problem Solving Skills of 15-year-olds: Results from PISA 2012

    IES What's New|7/25/2014

    This Data Point presents results from the 2012 administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) problem solving assessment. PISA is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students’’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy and, in 2012, general problem solving skills and financial literacy. The PISA computer-based assessment of problem solving assessed how well prepared students are to confront the kinds of problems that are encountered almost daily in 21st century life.

  • Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2012-13 Principal Follow-up Survey

    IES What's New|7/24/2014

    The Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS), first conducted in school year 2008-09, is a component of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The 2012-13 PFS was administered in order to provide attrition rates for principals in K-12 public and private schools. The goal was to assess how many principals in the 2011-12 school year still worked as a principal in the same school in the 2012-13 school year, how many had moved to become a principal in another school, and how many had left the principalship.

  • Help Students Achieve Success in Math With the Evidence-Based Resources from the WWC

    IES What's New|7/23/2014

    Visit What Works in Math, a central location at whatworks.ed.gov designed to connect teachers with valuable information on effective math programs, products, practices, and policies. Teachers can learn how to make math instruction more effective, improve results, and increase achievement. Educators can also compare the evidence and get research-based recommendations to help students succeed.


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