Research Websites

Access research websites with research reports, raw research data, information on research methodologies, text of federal legislation, and more. 

Adoption and Foster Care Statistics
National estimates of foster care and adoption population characteristics
Administration for Children and Families

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Information on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and criminal justice operations
U.S. Department of Justice

Center for Workforce Studies
Data and analyses of studies on the psychology workforce and education system
American Psychological Association

Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education
Research on issues in special education related to teacher quality and preparation
University of Florida

Data Analysis System
Education survey data and reports on education policy issues
National Center for Education Statistics

Early Childhood Longitudinal Program
Data from three longitudinal studies that examine child development, school readiness, and early school experiences
National Center for Education Statistics 

Kids Count Data Center
Data and indicators on child and family well-being by state
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Maternal and Child Health Library
Toolkits, resource guides, and research briefs on maternal and child health
Georgetown University

NAEP Data Explorer
Tools to create statistical tables, charts, and maps to understand what students know and can do
National Center for Education Statistics

NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment Data
Assessment data to compare the performance of students in urban districts to public school students in large cities
National Center for Education Statistics

NAEP State Profiles
State-level performance in mathematics, reading, writing, and science by students in grades 4 and 8
National Center for Education Statistics

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
Resources to help improve school climate by addressing engagement, safety, and the environment
American Institutes for Research

National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2)
Longitudinal data and reports on a national sample of students from ages 13-16 to 21-25
National Center for Special Education Research

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
Searchable online registry of more than 350 substance use and mental health interventions
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion & Youth Violence Prevention
Resources to foster safe and healthy environments that prevent violence and support the well-being of all children and youth
American Institutes for Research

NCHS Survey Measures Catalog: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Survey measures on child and adolescent mental health and disability
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Data and publications from surveys conducted from 1987 through 2011
National Center for Education Statistics

School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)
Data and reports from surveys of school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Science News About Children And Adolescents
Reports on studies of a wide range of disorders of children and adolescents
National Institute of Mental Health

Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS)
Reports and data from studies of school-age students conducted from 2000 to 2006
Office of Special Education Programs

State Education Data Profiles
Data on education characteristics, finance, postsecondary education, assessments, and selected demographics by state
National Center for Education Statistics 

THOMAS
Searchable database of Congressional legislation, public laws, and more
Library of Congress

Toolkit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities
Resources for teaching and assessment students with disabilities
Office of Special Education Programs

What Works Clearinghouse
Reviews of research on programs, products, practices, and policies in education
Institute of Education Sciences

Whole Child Snapshots: Measuring Whole Child Success Across the States
Comprehensive pictures of child performance and well-being in each state
ASCD