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No Spin, Just Evidence

We seek to distinguish credible findings of program effectiveness from the many others that claim to be, through an easy-to-read, no-spin digest of recent program evaluation findings.

Large randomized trial finds “Year Up” workforce training produces major earnings gains for low-income young adults (but longer-term follow-up is needed)

In this report we discuss unusually promising findings from a large, multisite randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the Year Up program for low-income young adults. This newly-published study found earnings effects that are among the largest of any workforce training...

An important—but fixable—flaw in the What Works Clearinghouse that can make ineffective programs appear effective (part three in a series)

Highlights: This report, like the previous one, offers constructive criticism of the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), a widely-cited repository of evidence on “what works” in education that has successfully advanced rigorous evidence standards but also has flaws that...
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