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ESSA and Evidence Claims:

What “Evidence-Based” Really Means

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the importance of “evidence-based” research and efficacy to improve student outcomes. Understanding not only the technicalities of what the law deems evidence-based, but also what questions to ask when evaluating a solution, will help districts find the products and programs that best fit their needs.

Download your copy of the whitepaper to read about:

  • How ESSA legislation defines “evidence-based”
  • Five important questions to ask when evaluating evidence-based interventions under ESSA
  • How to cut through research jargon and answer the question, “Does this intervention truly help students?”

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About the Author

Luci Willits

Luci Willits is Associate Vice President of Policy at Curriculum Associates.

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