“We appreciate that the Senate HELP Committee today approved SETRA in seeking to ensure passage of a reauthorization act for IES. Such reauthorization is long overdue..." Read more »
In a July 9 letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, AERA and 10 other research organizations urged senators to protect the autonomy, authority, and stature of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as it takes up the Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA). The bill, which reauthorizes the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), passed the House of Representatives in May. SETRA would weaken NCES by transferring several of the agency’s responsibilities and control over its own budget to IES, and making the position of NCES Commissioner no longer a presidential appointee.
The following documents and links to ongoing projects detail the benefits of social and behavioral science (SBS) research as part of AERA’s efforts to protect federal investment in SBS.