Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:49:13 EDTThis REL Mid-Atlantic report series summarizes the research literature on social and emotional learning (SEL) and provides practical information for educators and policymakers who want to implement SEL programs.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:09:13 EDTThe What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the design and details of a study that found that students who were permitted to use Internet-enabled devices in class scored lower on final exams than those in classes that prohibited such devices. The impact estimate for the combined multiple choice and short answer portion of the final exam meets WWC group design standards without reservations. The impact estimate for the essay portion does not meet WWC standards.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTA new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides information about revenues and expenditures in the nation’s public school districts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:50:52 EDTThe What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the design and technical details of a study comparing the academic performance of students enrolled in online credit recovery courses to students enrolled in traditional face-to-face credit recovery courses. The study reported that students in the online courses were less likely to recover credits and scored lower than students in the traditional credit recovery courses. The research meets WWC group design standards without reservations.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:46:18 EDTREL Southeast identified which schools in Mississippi performed better than expected in mathematics and English given their demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. The report covers outcomes for the 2013-14 school year.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:20:02 EDTA report from REL Northeast and Islands shows states and districts how to create and compare six different district expenditure-to-performance ratios.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:04:42 EDTConnected Mathematics Project (CMP) is a curriculum for students in grades 6–8 that uses interactive problems and everyday situations to explore math concepts and foster an inquiry-based learning environment. This updated report includes the research examined in the 2010 CMP report and reviews of 40 additional studies. Based on this research, the WWC found CMP to have no discernible effects on the mathematics achievement of students in grades 6–8.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTThis provisional First Look report includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2016 data collection, which included four survey components: Enrollment for fall 2015; Finance for fiscal year 2015; data on employees in postsecondary education for Fall 2015; and data for Academic Libraries for fiscal year 2015.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:25:10 EDTThis follow-up study looks at changes in financial aid and enrollment after the summer of 2013, when the Department of Education changed the appeals process for families denied Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:37:19 EDTREL Appalachia and Metro Nashville Public Schools partnered to analyze district, state, and national data for the public high school class of 2007.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:28:35 EDTREL Appalachia and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission analyzed state and national data on Tennessee’s public high school class of 2007.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:53:03 EDTThe School District of Philadelphia and REL Mid-Atlantic examined if different types of messages—delivered via postcards sent to students’ homes—are effective in increasing attendance. A single postcard encouraging guardians to improve their student’s attendance reduced absences by roughly 2.4 percentage points.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:39:17 EDTThe web-based curriculum, Odyssey Math, is designed for K–8 math instruction and incorporates formative assessments designed to support differentiated and data-driven instruction. This report includes research previously examined by the WWC, as well as six new studies.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTThis Statistics in Brief examines the amount of time that students in grades 3 and 8 spent on different activities in 2011–12 and compares how, if at all, this time varied by activity, school sector, and grade.
Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:01:42 EDTREL Southeast identified which charter schools in South Carolina beat the odds, or performed better than statistically predicted, in mathematics and English language arts for the 2013/14 school year.