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Scientifically Based Research


The scientifically based research included in this website supports proven education methods with actual links to research.  


After federal law (NCLB 2001) required scientifically based research to support programs and methodologies in schools, a group of concerned administrators within Region 10 formed a committee to begin studying their schools’ programs and methodologies. As the project grew, the need for further research became apparent, and a partnership was created with Dallas Baptist University’s Graduate School of Education. Under the direction of Dr. Elaine Wilmore, Ph.D., a class of doctoral students was formed to research commonly used programs and methods.  In May of 2007, this website was debuted.


The reports linked below were prepared in response to requests from Region 10 school districts to review specific programs and strategies to determine if these programs and strategies were scientifically based as defined by and required by the No Child Left Behind Act.  The reports do not constitute an endorsement of any particular program.  The reports are intended to be just one source of information that may help teachers, principals, and district personnel in selecting curriculum materials to provide effective instruction. Information found includes:  extent to which their content, organization, and instructional strategies are consistent with scientifically based research. This listing is not comprehensive since many potentially useful programs have not yet been reviewed.  You are invited to submit a review of a program that is not listed.



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