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New Primary Math Report: Saxon Math Shows Mixed Effects on Math Achievement

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:16:35 EDT

The Saxon Math curriculum is based on incremental development and continual review, and focuses on limiting the amount of new math content students receive each day and incorporating daily practice of those concepts. This report includes research examined in a prior Saxon Math intervention reports (2013) as well as new studies.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This annual report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. A joint effort by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time.

IES Announces Nearly $8 Million in Education Technology Funding

Thu, 4 May 2017 10:09:00 EDT

Funding from the ED/IES Small Business Innovation Research program has been awarded to 18 organizations for the development and testing of games, apps, programs and other education technology.

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After One Year

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:11 EDT

A new study found that the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), the only federally-funded private school voucher program in the United States, had negative impacts on student achievement but positive impacts on parent perceptions of school safety for those participating in the program.

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.