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Institute for Educational Sciences

The Institute of Education Sciences funds hundreds of research studies on ways to improve academic achievement, conducts large-scale evaluations of federal education programs and reports a wide array of statistics on the condition of education such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress. IES supports the building of an infrastructure for evidence-based education through activities such as grants to states to develop longitudinal data systems. IES disseminates evidence on education to the public and practitioners through the What Works Clearinghouse and the ERIC education database, conferences, publications and products and 10 regional education laboratories and 10 national research and development centers.

Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools.