Description: Although useful for improving the achievement of all students, these resources target struggling learners, students with special needs and diverse learners. Of particular interest in searching for EBPs are the “Research: Meta-analyses” and “Summaries and the Practitioner Guides.”
Description: This center provides information about studies conducted on commercially available academic and behavioral interventions that can be used to provide intensive interventions. This information can be located in “Tools Chart: Academic Intervention” or “Tools Chart: Behavioral Intervention.”
Description: This site offers a wide variety of evidence-based research and practice resources. Of particular interest are Practice Descriptions, which can be found under the “Evidence-Based Practices” menu.
Although the project Promising Practices Network (PPN) on Children, Families and Communities has ended, this document contains the summaries of the Programs That Work section of the PPN website, as of June 2014.
Description: This site provides information about evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Of particular interest are the EBP Briefs and the EBP Fact Sheets.
Description: This organization makes available a useful resource, Current Practice Alerts, which provide a description of the effectiveness of current practices in special education, especially for students with learning disabilities.
Description: This site offers a toolkit on “Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities.” This toolkit includes several relevant sections: “Instructional Practices,” “Behavior,” and “Accommodations.”
Description: These resources focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) from preschool through high school. There are a number of good resources on this site, but one worth exploring is the CASEL Guide.
N/A (Reports evaluation outcomes such as improved academic outcomes and increased positive social behavior.)
The resource below is largely intended for training purposes. Although it presents research evidence about the effectiveness of a practice or program, its primary purpose is to model implementation.
The Doing What Works (DWW) resources provide examples of research-based practices being implemented in a variety of settings. These resources, intended for use in professional development settings, can be ordered free of charge.
Note: The U.S. Department of Education has suspended operation of the Doing What Works website. However, its resources are still available online, though they are not currently being updated.
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Another source of information about EBPs is the IRIS Center’s Evidence-Based Practice Summaries. These summaries of research about the effectiveness of instructional strategies and interventions contain links to research reports and include information about an intervention’s level of effectiveness and the age groups for which it is designed.
Note: The activities on Perspectives & Resources pages 4, 5, and 6 are identical, with the exception of the age group. Complete an activity for the age group most relevant to your current or future position.
Choose a topic that interests you or might be helpful for a student with whom you are currently working. Using the resources referenced on this page, print out and complete the EBP Comparison Worksheet. Choose the most appropriate practice or program from the ones listed on your completed worksheet and explain why you chose it.