The purpose of the quantitative and qualitative research assessment tools is to provide users with a quick and simple means to evaluate the quality of research studies. The research assessment tools describe the information that should be available in study reports and the key features of a high quality study design. When using tools, higher scores indicate higher quality research.
Quantitative Research Assessment Tool (PDF 46K)
Qualitative Research Assessment Tool (PDF 62K)
See the following for additional information on assessing the quality of research.
Early childhood program evaluations: A decision-maker's guide
A Policymaker's Primer on Education Research, by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) (PDF)