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SEER Principles

The SEERNet initiative is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences which encourages researchers to:

  • Pre-register studies
  • Make findings, methods, and data open
  • Address inequities in learners’ opportunities, access to resources, and outcomes
  • Identify interventions’ components
  • Document treatment implementation and contrast
  • Analyze interventions’ costs
  • Use high-quality outcome measures
  • Facilitate generalization of study findings
  • Support scaling of promising interventions

IES Director Mark Schneider introduced SEER in two blogs. You can read those blogs here and here. IES has iterated on SEER frequently and expects to continue to do so as we receive feedback from researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. IES’ goal is to produce concrete standards against which research can be judged to award different levels of certification. Following the well-known LEED levels of certification these include: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.

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