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Document Number: 11014

Education Research: Further Improvements Needed to Ensure Relevance and Assess Dissemination Efforts: GAO Highlights - An inquiry into the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) found IES slow to respond to stakeholders' needs. Further, IES doesn't have a structured process for incorporating stakeholder input into its research agenda. Among recommendations: Congress--consider granting Education authority to combine funds authorized for ESEA program evaluation, IES--use available data to manage peer review, develop a structured process to gather stakeholder input, develop performance measures that reflect all key agency activities, and assess dissemination strategies. (GAO Highlights, December 2013)...

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