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1 What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides

2 U.S Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Practice Guides DWW Website Who Develops Practice Guides?

3 Recommendations for addressing current challenges in education Practice guides include: - Concrete how-to steps - Ratings of strength of evidence - Solutions for common roadblocks What are Practice Guides?

4 Current Practice Guides Response to Intervention (RtI) for Reading – Elementary Schools Response to Intervention for Math – Elementary/Middle Schools Reducing Behavior Problems in Elementary School Classrooms Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Encouraging Girls in Math and Science Improving Adolescent Literacy Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools Using Student Achievement Data for Instructional Decision Making Dropout Prevention Helping Students Navigate the Path to College Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement

5 How Practice Guides Are Developed Expert Panel - Researchers - Practitioners Recommendations Peer Review Research Broad Search Assess Quality Identify Examples WWC

6 Broad Literature Search Screened Out Other Studies Consulted Effectiveness Studies (WWC Review) Initial Search After Screening Effectiveness Studies Met Standards RTI-Math Data Driven Decisions 2, Out of School Time 3,9721,

7 Levels of Evidence Strong: High confidence (multiple rigorous studies in a variety of contexts) Moderate: Some evidence (may not work in all settings) Low: Hasn’t been proven with rigorous research (but panel still thinks it is important)

8 Components of a Practice Guide Introduction – goals and scope of the guide Overview – explanation of the topic and summary of levels of evidence Checklist for carrying out the recommendations Recommendations (separate chapter for each one) o Brief explanation of recommendation o Level of evidence and discussion of the research o Specific how-to steps Roadblocks and Solutions -- potential obstacles to carrying out the recommendation and suggestions for how to overcome them Appendices o About the authors o More in-depth descriptions of key studies o References

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