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Research Studies provide concise, bulleted Findings, Policy Implications, and Recommendations on key issues, such as:

  • High school rigor and exit exams
  • Better serving English language learners
  • Boosting reading and math achievement
  • College entry and completion
  • Reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates
  • And many more!  (Go to the database.)

progress of education reform
progress of ed reformThe Progress of Education Reform addresses the hottest education issue and provides information in a concise and easy-to-read format based on the most recent studies and reports.

ECS Document Collections
ECS regularly issues useful compilations, summaries and/or comparisons of state policies—enacted or pending—on a wide variety of education topics, listed on the right. For a list of our most current documents, please see our What's New page.

Please use the links below to download PDFs that include all the documents for a given year.

If you'd like to order a print copy, contact the ECS Distribution Center at 303.299.3692 or jivey@ecs.org.

Reprint Permission
ECS is pleased to have other organizations or individuals share its materials with their constituents. To request permission to excerpt part of our publications either in print
or electronically, please e-mail ecs@ecs.org, subject: Reprint Permission. State the full name of the document, and supply detail about how the permission will be used (audience, quantity, etc).  A response will be provided within 24 hours.

 

 

ECS Policy Analysis Topics:

(Note: Not all topics have an ECS document associated with them. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, you can use our search function.)

Education Research

View all studies - Access all research titles from the ECS Research Studies Database. Links embedded in titles will take you to each study's major findings and recommendations. Due to the number of studies included in the ECS Research Studies Database, it takes a while to open the link....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Education Research - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

A Policymaker’s Primer on Education Research: How to Understand, Evaluate and Use It - This primer provides an overview of research methods and statistics. It is highly interactive, with flash animation and hot links to examples, additional discussions, pop-up definitions of technical terms and an education research glossary. It also features a flowchart and other tools to guide users through an assessment of research studies. There’s a special “Understanding Statistics Tutorial” and another tutorial on searching the ERIC database. For users who want an abbreviated version of the material in the Primer, there is an “Applied Quick Primer” keyed to the most basic sections. (Patricia A. Lauer, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning and Education Commission of the States, February 2004)...

Online Databases
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p-3 archived databases
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high school leadership
K-12 Paraprofessionals: Explore our findings for Title I Instructional Paraprofessional qualifications and certification requirements, paraprofessional professional development programs and state assessments for paraprofessionals.
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service-learning teacher certification
postsecondary teacher comp
Postsecondary Teacher Professional Development
  teacher prep
  special-ed teacher certification
  dual
 
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