The effectiveness of ESEA investments can be strengthened by:
- identifying local needs;
- selecting evidence-based interventions that state education agencies, local education agencies, and schools have the capacity to implement;
- planning for and then supporting the intervention; and
- examining and reflecting upon how the intervention is working.
These steps when taken together, promote continuous improvement and can support better outcomes for students.
(USDE, Non-Regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments)