One of the four pillars of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is “Proven Methods” or, in other words, “doing what works.” Since 2002, the Institute for Education Sciences has been sharing what works in education with the field through its What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). However, knowing what works is only half the battle. Educators cannot be expected to do what works unless they have the necessary resources and know-how. The DWW Web site provides access to a variety of online implementation tools, describes how others have implemented practices successfully, and connects users to ED’s nationwide technical assistance network.
Doing What Works (DWW) content development includes translating the recommendations from rigorous research reviews into a coherent set of multimedia tools accessed on the DWW Web site designed to support practitioners in the implementation of the recommendations. It is designed to equip educators with the tools, resources, and support they need to implement research-based practices.