Introduction to the Institute of Education Sciences
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the nation’s engine for independent, non-partisan research, evaluation, and statistics related to education in the United States. IES funds research on new, practical, and innovative approaches that can help schools successfully meet 21st-century challenges. Every year, educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public use IES resources to improve education outcomes for all students.
IES, through its four centers, provides a foundation for the use of evidence to improve education in the U.S. To learn more about IES and how it connects research, evaluation, and statistics to policy and practice, visit http://ies.ed.gov.
IES is comprised of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), National Center for Education Research (NCER), and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER).