Christopher Weiss

Senior Education Research Scientist – U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Effectiveness and Regional Effectiveness
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What’s New with the What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse strives to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions, reviewing existing research on different programs, products, policies, and practices to answer the question “What works in education?” This session will focus on some of the recent changes in the WWC, such as revised Standards and Procedures handbooks, improved information on study reviews, and the introduction of an online training system for WWC certification.


Christopher Weiss is the Team Lead of the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) and Senior Education Research Scientist in the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) in the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.


A (Re)Introduction to the What Works Clearinghouse

This presentation will introduce – or, for some, re-introduce – the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). The session will provide an overview of the work of the WWC, its processes and reviews, and how to use its online tools to find research evidence in education.