about the project
The Doing What Works (DWW) website helps educators make research-based plans and implement those plans effectively.
The website offers educators "practices in action" — examples of schools and districts from across the country that are implementing research-based practices in a variety of settings.
More than just a conceptual guide, this website takes recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and translates them into tools and multimedia presentations that can be used to improve the quality of education.
The website content includes:
- Stories, interviews, and media presentations that bring the recommended practices to life.
- Examples, authentic sample materials, and links to resources that support the practices.
- Downloadable tools educators can customize and adapt for use in their own settings.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this website was developed by the Innovation Studies Program at WestEd in partnership with American Institutes for Research and RMC Research Corporation.
The website's content is derived from research reviews by panels of experts convened by IES and is designed to complement the What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides and other IES products.
The DWW website was launched in 2007. New content is added throughout each year in overarching areas, including data-driven improvement, quality teaching, literacy, math and science, comprehensive support, and early childhood.
The following video features Kelly Stuart, DWW Director of Dissemination at WestEd, talking about this key initiative. What is it about DWW that excites Stuart and many others? What's in the DWW works? How have Stuart's colleagues at WestEd helped this project succeed? Find out from Stuart!