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Resources for Evidence-Based Practices

Resource Description
What Works Clearinghouse The What Works Clearinghouse posts information about strategies and EBPs that work to improve student learning.
IRIS Modules ED provides funding to Vanderbilt University, which maintains the IRIS modules to help preservice teachers and professionals learn about EBPs. They have information about a wide range of practices including reading, writing, mathematics, content-area instruction, behavior management, and more.
Johns Hopkins University Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) Created and maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Data -Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) and funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, BEE provides summaries of scientific reviews of research regarding multiple academic subjects and behavior management.
National Professional Development Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) NPDC conducts extensive reviews of the literature, identifying experimental and single-subject designed studies that are high quality. The NPDC establishes criteria specifying the number of studies necessary to qualify a practice as evidence based and identifies strategies and interventions that have sufficient support to warrant the designation of EBPs (NPDC, 2013).
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) ED’s OSEP created the PBIS Technical Assistance Center to help states and schools establish PBIS systems to enhance student behaviors. This site also has basic information about FBAs.
American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Center for Response to Intervention ED’s OSEP funds the Center for Response to Intervention for states, schools, and teachers. There are resources about RTI available.
National Secondary Technical Transition Center (NSTTC) ED’s OSEP funds NSTTC to research evidence-based transition strategies.
Note: ED=US Dept of Education; FBA= functional behavior assessment; EBP=evidence-based practice; OSEP=Office of Special Education Programs; RTI=Response to Intervention.
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