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Program Evaluation KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Program Evaluation KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in understanding the basics of project evaluation in order to properly assess projects and programs. It is organized around three elements to assist educators with their program evaluation.

Task 2: Understand Scientifically Based Research

Guideline: Scientifically based research is a of the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act. Principals, teachers and appropriate district staff members must have a handle on its application to their districts and schools, as it plays a prominent role in program development. The resources provided offer background information on the subject.



Guide: Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence

This U.S. Department of Education guide offers "tools to educational practitioners that help distinguish practices supported by rigorous evidence from those that are not."

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Principles of Scientific Inquiry

This document provides a summary of the basic principles of scientific inquiry laying the groundwork for its application in education. These principles offer a framework for educators to use in assessing education research.



A Practitioner's Guide to SBR

The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement's website provides a compilation of resources on scientifically-based research organized around the 11 components of the Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Program.

Understanding Scientifically-Based Research

The materials offered were developed by the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, staff from regional educational laboratories and comprehensive school reform coordinators from select state education agencies. They address what researchers do, distinguish the levels of research, define research designs, suggest a review grid for assessing research projects, include a guide on writing effective research strategies and offer a glossary of research terminology.


Evidence-Based Education

This link is to a presentation on evidence-based education presented at the U.S. Department of Education's October 2002 Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference: Using Title I Programs as a Model for Reform.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.