The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) is a website created by CRRE that provides easy-to-read, Consumer Reports®-style reviews of various types of K-12 education programs, including early childhood programs, elementary and secondary reading and math programs, and programs for struggling students and English-language learners. To be included on the BEE, reviews must meet a set of rigorous research standards.
Hundreds of programs are reviewed on the BEE and rated by CRRE researchers according to their evidence of effectiveness in improving student outcomes. The ratings range from insufficient evidence of effectiveness to strong evidence of effectiveness.
Educators can use the BEE for various purposes:
In addition, researchers tasked with conducting a study of an educational program can use the BEE to identify other rigorous studies to use as a benchmark for their own work. The site is also used by policy makers to understand what good research says about programs and practices.