WWC Launches New Site, Releases Study Reports

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has launched its new Web site (www.whatworks.ed.gov), which provides access to comprehensive and user-friendly reports reviewing evidence of the effectiveness of educational interventions such as programs, products, practices and policies. The first wave of the WWC Study Reports, which are now available online, cover Middle School Math (MS Math) curricula and Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) interventions. The MS Math report outlines the fundamentals of mathematics that students should know and be able to do, instructional programs and materials that organize the mathematical content, as well as assessments. The second report states that PAL interventions should be designed to improve elementary school learning in reading, mathematics or science, and should also routinely use students to teach each other in pairs or small groups. Starting in the fall, study reports will be released on other topics such as beginning reading, adult literacy and character education.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.

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