Educational Research Agencies & Clearinghouses

What Works Clearinghouse
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) collects, screens, and identifies studies of the effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies). WWC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The website provides access to Practice Guides, Intervention Reports, Quick Reviews, and multimedia presentations.

TEA Best Practices Clearinghouse
Features Best Practice Summaries collected from campuses, districts, and charter schools that are consistently high performing or that have demonstrated improvement in student performance and/or campus and district operations, with a focus on the areas of instruction, dropout prevention, college and career readiness, English language learners, structures to support learning (i.e., organizational strategies such as professional learning communities), and business/management. Also provides other research reports and resources.

Comprehensive Center Network Resources Database
This database provides access to information and reports disseminated by the 21 Comprehensive Technical Assistance Centers contracted by the U.S. Department of Education. It covers topics such as instructional leadership, adolescent literacy, K-3 reading, mathematics instruction, science instruction, English language learning, alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to standards, and several other topics.

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
IDRA provides professional development, research and evaluation, policy and leadership development, and programs and materials development with the goal of strengthening public schools to work for all children. The website provides access to their research findings and other publications and resources.