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Comparing Outcomes for Students Placed in Developmental or Credit-bearing Courses at Northern Marianas College

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:34:41 EDT

The study reports on the academic outcomes of first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in credit-bearing versus developmental English or math courses at Northern Marianas College.

REL Pacific Examines College Readiness in the Northern Mariana Islands

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:27:25 EDT

The report examines the high school academic preparation and demographic characteristics of public high school graduates in the Northern Mariana Islands who placed into credit-bearing versus developmental college courses at Northern Marianas College.

Does using the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System improve student and school outcomes?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:46:02 EDT

A new REL Midwest report describes the impact of a comprehensive early warning system on students’ attendance, course performance, and behavior.

The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts Assessment at Grade 8

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This online report presents the national results of eighth-grade students who participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2016 arts assessment.

Research Supporting the Use of Small Group and One-on-One Reading Interventions in Grades 1-3

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:22:58 EDT

REL Southeast produced a comprehensive review of the research supporting the use of reading interventions for students in grades 1-3 to help inform school investments in reading intervention programs.

NCES releases new report on student debt for 2007-08 bachelor's degree recipients 4 years after graduation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This Statistics in Brief examines the student loan repayment status and outstanding debt of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients 4 years after they completed their degree. The data used in this study are drawn from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12).

School Discipline Data Indicators: A Guide for Districts and Schools

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:26:37 EDT

REL Northwest has released a new tool that can help educators use data to reduce disproportionate suspension and expulsion rates for some racial or ethnic subgroups.

REL Southeast Report Examines Reading and Mathematics Achievement Trends in Three States

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:10:08 EDT

The study found that reading and math proficiency increased in Florida, Mississippi, and North Carolina and achievement gaps decreased for most racial/ethnic and economic subgroups across grades and subjects. However, the achievement gaps remained large.

Educator Outcomes Associated with Mississippi's K-3 Early Literacy Professional Development Initiative

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:58:15 EDT

This REL Southeast study investigates the link between professional development and changes in teacher knowledge of early literacy skills and early literacy skills instruction.

Study Identifies Puerto Rico School Characteristics Associated with Higher Graduation Rates

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:29:48 EDT

The REL Northeast and Islands study suggests that efforts to increase the percentage of students who are proficient in Spanish language arts and decrease student-teacher ratios may boost graduation rates in Puerto Rico high schools.

Workshop Guide to Improve Survey Design and Administration for State and Local Education Agencies

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:20:55 EDT

The guide and accompanying resources, developed by Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, can help state and local education agencies train staff who design and conduct surveys.

A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This report looks at changes in several key characteristics of the teaching force between the 1987-88 and 2011-12 school years, including the number of teachers, the level of teaching experience, and the racial/ethnic diversity of the teaching force. The report focuses on how these demographic changes varied across different types of teachers and schools.

Differences in Academic Mindsets and Behaviors across Student Groups

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:09:46 EDT

A new REL West Report finds that most students in Nevada’s Clark County School District reported beliefs that are consistent with a growth mindset. However, the study found that students’ levels of growth mindset, performance avoidance, and academic behaviors differed by grade level, prior academic achievement, English learner status, and race/ethnicity.

Lessons learned from establishing and sustaining networked improvement communities in two states

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:13:19 EDT

A new report from REL Midwest describes working with educators to establish and sustain networked improvement communities in Michigan and Minnesota and shares lessons learned from this process.

Compendium of IES-funded Education Technology Projects

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:24:55 EDT

IES has released a new compendium that provides information about current and completed education technology projects funded by its two research centers--the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research. It includes summaries of more than 400 projects.