DIR, through an ED-IES contract, directed development of three new reports focused on design-based methods for estimating intervention effects.

DIR is pleased to announce that today (August 1, 2017) the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) announced the release of three new reports: “What is Design-Based Causal-Inference for RCTs and Why Should I Use It?” “Multi-Armed RCTs: A Design-Based Framework” “Comparing Impact Findings From Design-Based and Model-Based Methods: An Empirical Investigation” […]

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Noted Research Specialist Heather Morrison joins DIR as Director of Data Collection and Management

Decision Information Resources, Inc. (DIR) welcomes Heather Morrison as the new Director of Data Collection and Management. Morrison has distinguished herself with more than 16 years’ experience in public health and social science research— most recently with NORC at the University of Chicago, a top global research institution whose clients include government agencies, education institutions, […]

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DIR, through an ED-IES contract, directed development of a new brief explaining how cost analyses can inform decision making in education and what resources exist to help calculate the costs of education programs.

DIR is pleased to announce that today (June 20, 2017) the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) released a new brief “The Critical Importance of Costs for Education Decisions”. This brief can help leaders in schools, districts, state education departments, and intermediary organizations think about how cost analyses can help inform their […]

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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 be […]

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