Evidence-based

Definition

An intervention, tool, or practice that meets one of the four evidence levels in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by ESSA (strong, moderate, promising, or demonstrates a rationale).

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What Do We Mean by Evidence-based? Infographic

The term evidence-based is defined by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). According to ESEA, evidence-based programs are supported by strong, moderate, or promising research evidence of their effectiveness; or they demonstrate a rationale that they can improve a targeted outcome. NCIL supports the implementation of approaches with the highest levels of evidence supported by rigorous evaluations.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Evidence-based

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Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform

A webinar on making evidence-based decisions about instruction and interventions within a framework of a multi-tiered system of support. This webinar was a collaborative effort between the American Institutes for Research, the National Center for Systemic Improvement and the CEEDAR Center.

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Florida Center for Reading Research

This comprehensive guide is a must-have for SEA's seeking to imrpove their use of evidence-based practices.

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Florida Center for Reading Research

This comprehensive guide is a must-have for LEA's seeking to imrpove their use of evidence-based practices.

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