Agency Research Websites


This webpage is a part of the Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education Clearinghouse. Providing an access point to Agency Research Websites is intended to simplify the search for evidence-based practices that can be better understood and thus considered for implementation in our Utah public schools. If you find a study that you believe to be an innovative, effective, and/or efficient approach that would benefit the young people in our public schools, and/or should be studied further through our ULEAD partnerships, please submit a research request through the Collaborations tab.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

How Research Becomes an ERIC Record

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
The nation's leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation, and statistics. In addition to sponsoring ERIC resources, there are four centers within IES:

  1. National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE)
  2. National Center for Education Research (NCER)
  3. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  4. National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program
Works in partnership with educators and policymakers to develop and use research that improves academic outcomes for students. The 10 REL's are a part of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE).

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West
Translates research into practice with policymakers and practitioners in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.

Utah Data Research Center (UDRC)
Created in 2017 to optimize a Utah database for research, with data normalized, de-identified, and matched across data sets for ease of use, privacy, and efficiency.

In addition to REL West responsibilities, WestEd is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
Reviews existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education to provide information educators need to make evidence-based decisions. The WWC is a part of National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE).