The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) aims to bridge research and practice in education. In addition to collecting education statistics and funding a wide range of research, IES also makes major investments in building capacity among states, districts, and others to use objective, scientific evidence to improve education outcomes. The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) program is one of IES's largest programs supporting the use of scientific evidence in education.
REL Mid-Atlantic released a new report showing that Pennsylvania's Framework for Leadership is the first tool for evaluating school principals that has been found to be related to principals' effects on student achievement.
Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (Read more)
In Science, no state scored lower in 2011 than in 2009. The interactive map provides details! (Read more)
2009 graduates earned an average of 3 credits more over the course of their high school education than 1990 graduates. This translates to about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.