Into an Evidence-Based Field | Performance Goals
Quality of Education Research [PDF, 1.7MB]
The Department demonstrated a thorough commitment to research quality this year by expanding the use of scientifically based procedures for the evaluation of Department programs, training a new generation of education researchers in rigorous methodologies, and improving the quality of data collections.
In FY 2005, 100 percent of newly funded research proposals were deemed to be of high quality by an independent review panel of qualified scientists.
Relevance of Education Research [PDF, 1.7MB]
The Department prioritizes the needs of education practitioners and policymakers to ensure that we are providing germane information for the improvement of education. In FY 2005, we published relevant research on reliable practices that support learning, improve academic achievement and increase access to educational opportunities for all students; the condition and progress of education in the United States; and the effectiveness of federal and nonfederal education programs.
In FY 2004, the most recent year for which we have data, half of the Department's newly funded research projects were deemed to be of high relevance by an independent review panel of qualified practitioners.