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What Works Clearinghouse

For this government resource, SRI reviewed research and practice guide development relevant to students with disabilities.

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) provides educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central source of scientific evidence on what works in education to improve student outcomes. Its goal is to help decision-makers contend with differing messages from research studies and product offerings. It does this by providing a web portal of comprehensive, systematic, high-quality reviews of studies on the effectiveness of educational programs, products, practices, and policies.

Created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the WWC is developing Study Evidence Standards and a systematic review system.

In partnership with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., SRI led research reviews and practice guide development relevant to students with disabilities from 2007 to 2013. A featured practice guide involved addressing behavior issues in elementary school. Certified SRI staff members also conducted reviews of research that follow WWC standards, and serve as content experts for topical reviews.