Useful Websites

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation, from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates.

The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness is dedicated to advancing research relevant to practice, from early childhood through post-secondary education. The Society strives to generate knowledge and facilitate applications in new contexts and across fields.

The SRDC develops, field tests, and rigorously evaluates new programs. Its mission is to help policy-makers and practitioners identify policies and programs that improve the well-being of all Canadians, with a special concern for the effects on the disadvantaged, and to raise the standards of evidence that are used in assessing these policies.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.

The Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) is a research center in the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Their goal is to improve the quality of education for children through high-quality research and evaluation studies that merge traditional program evaluation methodology with the trends and demands of the current education industry.

For more than three decades, Success for All has helped children to read, learn and succeed through our cooperative learning strategies and proven, research-based programs. Our approach aligns, supports and inspires students, parents, teachers and administration to work together to create an engaging and effective learning environment.

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) is a free website created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE). It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Their goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.

Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching. According to John Hattie Visible Learning and Teaching occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

Best Evidence in Brief is produced by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York, and the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. Is an archive containing all previous articles from Best Evidence in Brief and has been organised so that, by using keywords, you will find research specific to the subject you are interested in.

This personal blog is created as a space to talk about educational practices based on evidence and, also, to warn about those that lack it.

We partner with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviours, increase access to services and improve lives.

The EEF isn’t just a grant-funder, nor just a research organisation. They are a charity with a moral imperative – to support teachers and senior leaders to raise attainment and close the disadvantage gap – which roots its response to this educational challenge in the best available evidence.

E4I has a searchable database of interventions available in the UK, including details on their effectiveness and cost, together with links to the providers who can offer further support. It can be easily searched by the impact of interventions on a range of educational outcomes, key stage, targeted group and type of practice, so results are tailored to the specific needs of your class or school.

The IRIS Center offers a wide variety of resources and services to suit a diverse set of instructional needs and circumstances, created and disseminated to IRIS users and educational programs in the USA and around the world.

The mission of the Society for Evidence-Based Health Care is to develop, and encourage research in, the appropriate usage of evidence in health care decision making and to promote and provide professional and public education in the field.

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the USA, with more than 122,000 members. According to the American Psychological Association, evidence-based practice is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture and preferences.

Psychologically “wise” interventions draw on the history and theoretical tradition of social psychology to address social problems and help people flourish. Their central feature is that they address what psychologists call “subjective construal”—or how people make sense of or interpret themselves, other people, or a social situation.

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the Coalition seeks to increase government effectiveness through the use of rigorous evidence about what works. In the field of medicine, public policies based on scientifically-rigorous evidence have produced extraordinary advances in health over the past 50 years.

There are three key components to the NCAEP review process: Rigor, Results, and Reach. These guide our work in identifying and disseminating evidence based practices.

IZA World of Labor is a platform that provides policy analysts, journalists, academics and society generally with relevant and concise information on labour market issues. IZA World of Labor aims to support evidence-based policymaking and increase awareness of labour market issues, including current concerns like the impact of Covid-19, and longer-term inequality.

Inflexion is committed to ensuring EVERY student receives what they need to succeed, recognizing that the playing field remains inherently unequal. An equitable education system respects students as individuals, plays to students’ strengths, values students’ unique cultures and perspectives, and allows for the individual learning along students’ interests and aspirations.

MENTOR’s mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and to close the mentoring gap for the one in three young people growing up without this critical support.

To provide reliable, accessible information about what works to help jobseekers to find and keep gainful employment, the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) at the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) launched the Pathways Clearinghouse. The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse (Pathways Clearinghouse) is built on a foundation of Rigor, Credibility and Accessibility.

3ie promotes evidence-informed equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. We support the generation and effective use of high-quality evidence to inform decision-making and improve the lives of people living in poverty in low- and middle-income countries. We provide guidance and support to assure evidence of what works, for whom, how, why and at what cost.