SRCD Signs on to Friends of IES Letter on FY 2023 Appropriations


SRCD signed on to a Friends of IES letter addressed to House and Senate Committee on Appropriations leadership on the proposed increases to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the House and Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills. The letter also urges Congress to complete the FY 2023 appropriations process by the end of 2022.

The letter notes, “Additional investment in the education research, data, and evidence-based resources that IES supports and produces is essential as states, districts, and schools continue to address the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on academic and non-academic outcomes. The recent declines in math and reading on the National Assessment for Educational Progress Long Term Trend and the main fourth and eighth grade math and reading assessments underscore the urgency for evidence-based practices to support student learning, instruction, and socioemotional needs.”

The Friends of IES is a coalition of more than 40 scientific associations, education organizations, universities, and research institutions committed to supporting the Institute of Education Sciences’ (IES) research, data, statistics, and evaluation programs.