Evidence-based reform in education: An interview with Robert Slavin, Professor, Johns Hopkins University – Episode #33

 The field of education has seen a growing emphasis on the use on evidence for decision making about programs and practices. Even so, much more progress is needed. To learn more, we’re joined by Robert Slavin (@RobertSlavin), a leader in the area of evidence policy in education.

Dr. Slavin is the Director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, a part-time professor at the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England) and a columnist for the Huffington Post. He recently gave the keynote address to the American Psychological Association titled “Evidence-based reform in education.”

The interview discusses the current role of evidence in education, a vision for its greater use, and examples of efforts to use and grow the evidence base in education and encourage research-based reform, including the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program at the U.S. Department of Education.