In the initial release of Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (September 2018), the evidence-based strategies included are those that have been previously reviewed and rated by existing clearinghouses.
Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse uses REL Midwest’s ESSA Clearinghouse Crosswalk to align ratings from existing clearinghouses to ESSA evidence standards.
The initial September 2018 launch of Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse will allow practitioners to filter selections based on content focus area, subject, grade bands, ESSA evidence levels, urban/rural settings, and student demographics.
For several of the filters available in Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse, there is no universally-accepted definition of the filter. For example, how researchers define “urban” versus “rural” may vary across evaluation studies. In cases such as this, Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse is not intended to apply a specific definition across all evaluations. Two strategies, that have been evaluated through studies that define “urban” differently, may both be associated with urban settings.
Cases where a specific definition of a filter or student demographic is applied within Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse system include:
Associating Evidence-Based Strategies with Student Demographics Understanding if an evidence-based strategy works for a specific student subgroup is an important part of knowing whether that strategy may help you meet your local needs. In associating evidence-based strategies with specific student subgroups, the Ohio Evidence-Based Clearinghouse applies the following: