DIR, through an ED-IES contract, directed development of a new “how-to guide” for education researchers to more effectively approach, conduct, and communicate descriptive analysis.

DIR is pleased to announce that today (March 28, 2017) the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) released a new research guide “Descriptive analysis in education: A guide for researchers”. This guide shows education researchers how to more effectively approach, conduct, and communicate quantitative descriptive analysis. The guide was prepared by a […]

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DIR, through an ED-IES contract, completed an evaluation of Upward Bound projects, focusing on service delivery and accessibility.

DIR is pleased to announce that today (November 17, 2016) the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) released a new evaluation report “Upward Bound at 50: Reporting on Implementation Practices Today”. This evaluation report was prepared by DIR and it’s partners’, and funded through our contract with the Institute of Education Sciences […]

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DIR, through an ED-IES contract, supported the development of a new video series explaining how schools, districts, states, and their research partners can use a cost-effective approach, known as “opportunistic experiments,” to test the effectiveness of programs.

DIR is pleased to announce that today (November 28, 2016) the REL Program released a new video series on “How to Learn What’s Working in Your Setting”. This video series was developed by DIR’s partner, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., funded through our Analytic Technical Assistance and Development (ATA&D) contract with the Institute of Education Sciences […]

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DIR, through an ED-IES contract, supported development of a new tool that can make it easier and more cost-effective for states and school districts to evaluate the impact of their programs

DIR is pleased to announce that today (June 14, 2016) “IES Launched New Software to Support Program Evaluation in Education”. This new tool was developed by DIR’s partner, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., funded through our Analytic Technical Assistance and Development (ATA&D) contract with the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. […]

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DIR Joins AAPOR Transparency Initiative

  DIR is a Charter Member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s (AAPOR) newly launched Transparency Initiative (TI) to promote routine disclosure of research methods for publicly-released surveys. The goal of the Transparency Initiative is to “provide the public with more information regarding how surveys are done with the hope that they will […]

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DIR now a PSC Task Order vendor

DIR received a contract with the Program Support Center with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The award is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with a base period of five years starting in March 2015 and an option period of five additional years. Through this contract, DIR joins a pool of federally-approved contractors who […]

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DIR has partnered with Mathematica Policy Research for the Positive Adolescent Futures (PAF) Study

  The national PAF study will evaluate three innovative programs for expectant and parenting teens. DIR will lead the data collection effort for Steps to Success in Houston, Texas. Steps to Success is a structured home visiting model that aims to encourage young mothers to stay in schools, promote positive relations with the baby’s father, and […]

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DIR is collecting data for the Impact Evaluation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B)

Creating and maintaining safe and orderly school and classroom environments to support student learning is a top federal priority.  Multi-tiered systems of support for behavior programs (MTSS-B) strive to teach and reinforce appropriate behavior for all students (Tier I), as well as provide additional support to students who need it (Tier II). The goals of […]

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