Effectiveness in Context: Tips for Identifying Evidence-Based Practices for Diverse Student Populations

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Using evidence-based programs and practices gives decision-makers confidence in the choices they make to support student achievement. However, knowing what works for whom requires reading the research fine print to get to the real (demographic) story of who benefited from an educational intervention. In this tip sheet, decision-makers will find ideas for using the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) database to identify evidence-based practices that have been found to be effective for diverse student populations.