Evidence-Based Resources

The use of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials can lead to improved student achievement. Ohio's Educational Service Centers support schools in the adoption and implementation of high-quality curriculum content that improves outcomes for all students, particularly those who are marginalized and underserved. To learn more about this service offered by the ESCs, contact the Support Squad Concierge Team.

You don’t need a Ph.D. in statistics to be empowered by evidence and to bring about powerful change for your students. Ohio's Empowered by Evidence resources can help you make strategic decisions that will have a positive impact on your students.

Ohio's Evidence-Based Clearinghouse

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.

  • Multiple studies were combined to determine if an evidence-based strategy met the large sample threshold.
  • In cases where an evidence-based strategy is rated by more than one clearinghouse, Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse connects practitioners to the clearinghouse that includes the most evidence associated with the strategy. For example, if one clearinghouse includes five references associated with an evidence-based strategy and a second clearinghouse includes seven references, Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse will connect practitioners to the clearinghouse that included seven references.
  • Not all clearinghouses within the REL Crosswalk are contained in the ESSA Clearinghouse.

Training & Support

  • Using Ohio's Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (YouTube) - Video tutorial describing how to use Ohio's Evidence-Based Clearinghouse.
  • ESC Staff - Contact the Support Squad Concierge Team to find a staff member in your Educational Service Center who can provide training in your school or district on using the Evidence-Based Clearinghouse and support your curriculum adoption, development, and implementation needs.
Evidenced Based Clearinghouse
Ohio's Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse