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Title:  Making the Most of Opportunities to Learn What Works: A School District's Guide
Description: This guide for district and school leaders shows how to recognize opportunities to embed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) into planned policies or programs. Opportunistic RCTs can generate strong evidence for informing education decisionsówith minimal added cost and disruption. The guide also outlines the key steps to conduct RCTs and responds to common questions and concerns about RCTs. Readers will find a real life example of how one district took advantage of an opportunity to learn whether a summer reading program worked.
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Cover Date: June 2014
Web Release: June 2, 2014
Print Release: June 2, 2014
Publication #: REL 2014048
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Lauren Akers, Alexandra Resch, and and Jillian Berk: Mathematica Policy Research
Type of Product: Stated Briefly
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