Balancing Evidence and Action in Education
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
The session will incorporate live polling to engage the audience and focus the conversation on questions of interest to the people in the room.
The speakers have been involved in education research and policy as educators, district-based and external researchers, funders, and policymakers. They will draw on their experiences to discuss trends in the use of evidence to inform education policies and programs and barriers to its use. The speakers will respond to questions such as:
- What challenges do state education agencies and school districts face when making use of evidence?
- How do accountability systems for educators, schools, and districts affect the generation and use of evidence?
- How do districts and states use resources like the What Works Clearinghouse and the Regional Education Labs that aim to facilitate evidence use?
- What role do research-practice partnerships and school improvement networks play in building and using evidence?