Useful links

Website

Brief description

The Dutch Inspectorate of Education

http://www.onderwijsinspectie.nl/home

The Dutch Inspectorate of Education is responsible for the inspection and review of schools and educational institutions.

SLO - the Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development

http://www.slo.nl/primair/themas/opbrengstgericht/

SLO is the Netherlands institute for curriculum development bridging the contexts of policy, research, and practice. Data use belongs to the areas of the Institute’s focus.

The National Government of The Netherlands

http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ocw

Government Site with different policy publications on data use.

Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen (IQB)

http://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/

The main objectives of the IQB are the further development, operationalization, standardization and examination of educational standards in close coordination with the federal states and the established national and international research facilities, associations and institutions in the field of education at school.

Netzwerk „Empiriegestützte Schulentwicklung“ (EMSE)

http://www.emse-netzwerk.de/

EMSE is an expert conference dealing with empirically supported school development with interesting contributions on all empirically oriented projects of securing and developing quality at school.

Journal Empirische Pädagogik

http://www.vep-landau.de/ZeitschriftEmpirischePaedagogik.htm

German online journal publishing articles in the areas of pedagogy, sociology, psychology, foreign language studies.

Journal Bildungsforschung http://www.bildungsforschung.org

German online journal with search options for publications in the area of education.

German Education Portal

http://www.fachportal-paedagogik.de/

Literature database of the DIPF (Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Educational Information) on pedagogic issues.

Central Examination Board in Poland

http://www.cke.edu.pl/

Institution responsible for the system of external exams in Poland, publishes latest reports students achievements in Poland.

Educational Research Institute in Poland

http://www.ibe.edu.pl/

IBE conducts both general and applied educational research, drafts expert opinions for the purpose of educational policy and practice. This institution published the Report on the State of Polish Education including extensive data on education in Poland.

ERIC

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Education Resources Information Center, US federal site for collected educational resources.

What Works Clearinghouse http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

A website operated by the US Institute for Education Sciences to provide "A central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.”

IES REL Network

http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/

Institute for Education Sciences, US, search engine for publications, including research from 10 Regional Education Laboratories

University of Texas at Austin: DataUse website http://edadmin.edb.utexas.edu/datause/index.htm

Dept of Educational Administration, College of Education; includes publications; site developed by chief Data Champion Jeffrey Wayman

SEDL (formerly the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory) http://www.sedl.org/

A private, nonprofit education research, development, and dissemination (RD&D) corporation based in Austin, Texas.

RTI Action Network

http://www.rtinetwork.org/

A program of the US National Center for Learning Disabilities.

IDEA Partnership http://www.ideapartnership.org/journals.cfm

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 55 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level. Click on "MANY VOICES" to find hundreds of articles and Citations from Web-Based Journals and Other Periodicals.

Promising Practices Network http://www.promisingpractices.net

RAND corporation's website whose stated purpose is "providing quality evidence-based information about what works to improve the lives of children, youth, and families."
All of the information on the site has been screened for scientific rigor, relevance, and clarity.