What Works…or What Can Be Evaluated?

What Works…or What Can Be Evaluated?

June 14, 2018

The Brookings Institution’s Nora Gordon writes that policy researchers often lament how infrequently their work is put into practice. But while “the statutory push in ESSA for schools to use evidence may seem an elegant solution to this dilemma, it also poses a real risk that school leaders will feel pressure to choose approaches that have been easier to evaluate, rather than those that are the most central to improving educational practice.”