In part 1 of his anniversary blog, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider documented the progress of IES, but there is a lot more work to be done. In part 2 of his blog, Dr. Schneider emphasized the following initiatives:
Provide a strong foundation for the next five years at IES by using results from the Three National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) commissioned studies: (1) updating the research mission of IES, (2) focusing on the future of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and (3) modernizing National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) technology.
Focus on better identifying the audiences for IES data and reports.
Modify the IES website to make data more usable.
Establish a Center for Excellence in Education Data Sciences within IES.
Be a good shepherd of the $100 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan.
Create new programs to continue supporting use of State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) program data to answer questions raised by researchers, by state policy makers, and by parents and students.
Continue to evolve into an organization that learns from failure.
Continue investment in transformative research, through partnering with NSF, private foundations, and state/local governments.
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