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Appendix A: Where to Find Evidence-Based Interventions

Excerpted from: Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide; prepared by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy for the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance; December 2003.

The following web sites can be useful in finding evidence-based educational interventions. These sites use varying criteria for determining which interventions are supported by evidence, but all distinguish between randomized controlled trials and other types of supporting evidence. We recommend that, in navigating these web sites, you use this Guide to help you make independent judgments about whether the listed interventions are supported by "strong" evidence, "possible" evidence, or neither.

Notation added by NYSED SDFSCA Program Staff: The programs that you will find through the following sites are NOT guaranteed to be approvable unless they are already on the list:  Approved Science-Based SDFSCA Programs. You must review them carefully, using the above cited guide or other rigorous measures before implementing in order to protect your program and its funding.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the program which you choose supports the goals of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and has been identified as a promising, exemplary or proven program based on rigorous evidence.

The What Works ClearinghouseExternal Link established by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

The Promising Practices NetworkExternal Link web site highlights programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Blueprints for Violence PreventionExternal Link is a national violence prevention initiative to identify programs that are effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse.

Last Updated: April 15, 2014