EBP – Evidence Based Practices Resources for ISD and PI

EBP What Works Online Resources

For ISD – Instructional Systems Design and PI – Performance Improvement.

Thanks to my ISPI buddies Rob Foshay and Mary Thomas for these sources…

Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE)  http://www.bestevidence.org/index.cfm

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia presents reviews of research-supported educational programs to assist policy makers, principals, teachers, and researchers in making informed choices about program development and implementation.  More information later in this doc.

The Campbell Collaboration http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research net-work that produces and maintains a library of systematic reviews of social interventions in the areas of education, criminal justice, and social welfare.

Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)  http://www.cited.org/index.aspx

The Center for Implementing Technology in Education is a national technical assistance center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs. CITEd’s purpose is to identify evidence-based practices for incorporating instructional technology to support the achievement of all students. CITEd provides strategies for effective technology implementation to schools and districts, tools to help practitioners meet educational challenges through technology.

Center on Instruction http://www.centeroninstruction.org/

The Center on Instruction provides a collection of scientifically-based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning. The Center on Instruction is affiliated with the Comprehensive Center network and is one of five content centers serving as re-sources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers. The Center provides information on research-based topics related to (a) reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning, (b) syntheses of recent research, and (c) exemplars of best practices.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

The What Works Clearinghouse is funded by the Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences. WWC has developed rigorous guidelines for identifying evidence-based practices in order for practitioners to make informed choices about interventions, programs, products, practices, and policies.

The Wing Institute http://winginstitute.org/

The Wing Institute is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes evidence-based education policies and practices through efficacy research, effectiveness research, implementation, and monitoring. The Wing Institute offers several services including the Evidence-Based Education Knowledge Network, Information Clearinghouseprofessional forums, publications, research, and general public policy activities related to evidence-based practices in education.  Additionally, a data mining section has been added to the website in an attempt to answer the question “what do the data tell us?” in order to promote data-based decision making among educators.

Better Evidence Encyclopedia

Retrieved from http://www.bestevidence.org/resources/resources.htm  The documents below are intended to be used as handouts at meetings or for quick knowledge updates on evidence-based education.

Information on Better Magazine or the Best Evidence Encyclopedia, visit Bestevidence.org

Frequently Asked Questions About the BEE (HTML | PDF 143k)

BEE flier (1-page) (HTML | PDF 323k)

Evidence-Based Education Reform two-page brief (HTML | PDF 229k)

Overcoming Obstacles to Adopting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices two-page brief (HTML | PDF 165k)

Standards for Research-Proven Programs (two-page checklist) (HTML | PDF 98k)

Meta-Findings from the Best Evidence Encyclopedia (PowerPoint, 363k)

For additional information summarizing research on programs for children and youth, please see the following websites:

What Works Clearinghouse: – www.whatworks.ed.gov

International Campbell Collaboration: – www.campbellcollaboration.org

Social Programs that Work: – www.evidencebasedprograms.org

Fleischman S. (2012, Winter). Before choosing, ask three questions. Better: Evidence-based Education Magazine. Johns Hopkins University School of Education.  Retrieved 6/21/2012 fromhttp://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/Better/articles/winter2012.html

Gillespie, A., & Graham, S. (2011, Winter). Evidence-based practices for teaching writing. Better: Evidence-based Education Magazine. Johns Hopkins University School of Education.  Retrieved 6/21/2012 from http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/Better/articles/Winter2011.html

Thanks To

Rob Foshay, Ph.D.


Mary Norris Thomas, Ph.D.
CEO, The Fleming Group, LLC

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