NIFDI's Research Office

Over 40 years of research have documented the efficacy of Direct Instruction programs. The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) maintains an Office of Research and Evaluation to compile and expand this research. Its mission includes:


NIFDI’s research office complies fully with the federally established guidelines for the protection of human subjects. For instance, reports of research never identify students or teachers by name. Schools are identified only with permission. Only qualified research staff members may access data. For more information on NIFDI's compliance with Human Subjects Requirements, please contact the Office of Research for a copy of NIFDI's Board Policies and Procedures.