Do you know which programs meet the new ESSA standards for “strong,” “moderate,” and “promising” evidence of effectiveness? This interactive workshop will give you the tools and the background to understand the ESSA evidence standards and put them to work for your schools. The evidence standards matter. Schools applying for school improvement funding must select programs that meet one of the standards, and federal RFPs in seven other areas give extra points for using programs that meet the standards. More importantly, your students will benefit from receiving instruction based on proven programs. This workshop will introduce Evidence for ESSA (www.evidenceforessa.org), a new website from Johns Hopkins University designed to help busy educators find out which specific programs meet the ESSA standards. Come learn about the standards, the free website tool, and how these can be used to help schools, districts, and states improve outcomes for students.
Dr. Slavin is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE), which works to improve the quality of education for children in grades pre-K to 12 through high-quality research and evaluation studies and the dissemination of evidence-based research. CRRE is a multi-faceted organization offering client-driven research, implementation, and evaluation services while also publishing two websites, a magazine, newsletter, and blog dedicated to providing stakeholders with rigorous evidence of effective educational practices.