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IES is offering its Summer Cluster-Randomized Trials Institute again

Dear Colleague, We will be offering the IES Summer Research Training Institute again this summer at Northwestern University from July 8–18, 2019. I hope you have found the previous training you received from the Summer CRT Institute to be valuable. As a previous participant in the Training Institute, I strongly encourage you to recommend applying to the Training Institute to your colleagues...

Teachers don’t find educational research relevant

Depressing but not surprising. From the Director of IES: For starters, many teachers view research as a search for bright shiny objects pushed by administrators without adequate attention to the needs and skills of teachers. Many told us they felt that their professional knowledge is all too often neglected in education research and, to use a common phrasing, that research was “done to them not...

IES proposes Standards for Excellence for ed research studies

I predict pre-registration will make some people very unhappy. Register Studies. Did the researcher execute the research and analysis activities as originally proposed in a recognized study registry? Did the registration describe key elements of the study protocol, including a limited number of primary outcomes?  Are any deviations from those plans clearly documented and their rationale explained...

Become a What Works Clearinghouse reviewer

Have you ever wanted to become a What Works Clearinghouse Certified Reviewer? Now is your chance! The WWC has launched online training and certification for Version 4.0 of Group Design Standards to make it easier to become a certified reviewer. The online training consists of a series of nine modules led by an experienced WWC instructor. The content is the same that we have used in our in-person...

IES Cluster-Randomized Trials Summer Institute

I did this several years ago, it was a great experience: Northwestern University, with a grant from the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, is providing support for the 2018 Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials. The tenth Summer Training Institute’s aim is to increase the...

So I finally managed to win an IES research grant …

… after serving on their review panels continuously since 2008, chairing several review panels, and submitting six previous IES grant proposals, all of which failed. And we got this one on the first round! It’s via the low-cost short duration program, and as I recall the RFA said only four grants would be awarded for FY2016. We’re also the first team from NC State to receive IES...

IES training on RCTs

I attended this several years ago, and it was one of the best training experiences I’ve had:

You will learn about much more than just RCTs.

IES funding to piggyback on NPSAS:16 data collection

Requirements for Applications Using the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study Applicants must meet the requirements listed under the Postsecondary and Adult Education topic as set out in Part II.A.8 of the Education Research Grants Request for applications (available athttp://ies.ed.gov/funding/. Under this topic, applicants may design studies to explore the relationship of malleable factors...

Understanding variation in treatment effects in education

A new report issued by IES: A key purpose of rigorous evaluations of education programs and interventions is to inform policy choices. Typically, such assessments focus on the overall or average treatment effect of the intervention on key outcomes. However, there are also important program and policy questions that pertain to variation in treatment effects across subgroups of study participants...

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