The Iowa Department of Education
Content Network was created to provide local districts with
current information about scientifically research-based instructional
practices that will:
- help local districts to attain their goal(s)
for increasing student achievement.
- provide local districts and AEAs with a
resource for identifying strategies that are research-based
and have the potential for implementation in Iowa school
- support the implementation of the Iowa
Student Achievement and Teacher Quality Program and to address
the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
Through implementation of scientifically
based research practices and programs, educators will have
greater confidence that what they are doing in the classroom
will have the greatest likelihood of improving student performance.
Part of the challenge will be to accept the research and be
prepared to change policies and practices to reflect it. Educators
must examine what is taught, when it is taught, and how it
of Iowa educators have read and analyzed research studies
and rated them using specified criteria. The current reviews
are not exhaustive, and additional content will be regularly
reviewed and added to this site. The Department welcomes input
from Iowa educators on studies that could be considered as
potential inclusions on this site.
Department of Education Research Collection