Data Visualization

Results First Clearinghouse Database

Results First Clearinghouse Database

An interactive from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Overview

To assist policymakers at all levels of government in identifying evidence-based programs and making data-driven budget decisions, the project has created the Results First Clearinghouse Database. This one-stop online resource provides an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.

The database applies a uniform color-coding system to the clearinghouses’ ratings, allowing users to quickly assess where each intervention falls on a spectrum from highest rated (green) to negative effects (red). This color system also enables users to make a cursory comparison among clearinghouses’ ratings for an intervention. However, it does not indicate that the clearinghouses’ methodologies are identical.

The rating colors for an intervention may not be the same across clearinghouses. This is because clearinghouses base their ratings on outcomes of interest to them, have unique rating methodologies, and often examine different research for the same intervention. For more information, please see the User Guide.

Using the Database

Use the search options below to find interventions, or leave them blank to access all interventions in the database. In the Results table that appears below the search box, each dot represents a clearinghouse review of an intervention. Hover over each one to see the actual clearinghouse rating and click on Learn More to be taken to the clearinghouse’s page for the intervention.

Clearinghouses Included

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Clearinghouse Abbreviation Used Area of Interest
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development Blueprints Child welfare and juvenile justice
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare CEBC Child welfare
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Coalition Social policy
CrimeSolutions.gov CrimeSolutions Criminal justice
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practice NREPP Substance abuse and mental health
Promising Practices Network PPN Child welfare, juvenile justice, and social programs
What Works Clearinghouse WWC Education
What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse WWR Criminal justice

Rating Colors

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Highest rated
Second-highest rated
No evidence of effects
Mixed effects
Negative effects

Clearinghouse Ratings

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Clearinghouse Highest rated Second-highest rated No evidence of effects Mixed effects Negative effects
Blueprints Model plus; and Model Promising N/A N/A N/A
CEBC 1: Well-supported by research evidence;
2: Supported by research evidence
3: Promising research evidence 4: Evidence fails to demonstrate effect N/A 5: Concerning practice
Coalition Top tier Near top tier N/A N/A N/A
CrimeSolutions Effective Promising No effects N/A N/A
NREPP* Effective Promising Ineffective N/A N/A
Score of 3.0-4.0 Score of 2.0-2.9 N/A N/A N/A
PPN Proven; and proven/promising Promising N/A N/A N/A
WWC Positive Potentially positive No discernible effects Mixed effects Negative
WWR Strong beneficial Modest beneficial No evidence of effect N/A Modest harmful; and strong harmful
* In November 2015, NREPP began to review programs under new guidelines. The new ratings are shown in the first row. The legacy ratings, which are still available on its website, are shown in the second row.

Selected Filters

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Please select one or more filters in the Search section, or type in one or more keywords.

Results

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To assist policymakers at all levels of government in identifying evidence-based programs and making data-driven budget decisions, the project has created the Results First Clearinghouse Database. This one-stop online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.

Media Contact

Catherine An

Officer, Communications

202.552.2088