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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
ATA&D Completed Products (as of November 17, 2015)
“Designing and Conducting Strong Quasi-Experiments in Education: Version 2” –Guidelines and Frequently-Asked Questions available here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
DIR leads the team providing analytic technical assistance and development (ATA&D) to Regional Educational Labs and other National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE) contractors for the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Recently-released ATA&D products are now available on the IES website and provide a valuable resource for education researchers and practitioners.