REL Central serves the educational needs of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. These states have a combined population of 18,631,097 and cover approximately 579,058 square miles of both urban and rural communities.
REL Central is conducting work in the following research alliances:
Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance
Formative Assessment Research Alliance: The Formative Assessment Research Alliance provides a forum to discuss and study the role of formative assessment in student learning. This alliance seeks to increase the use of formative assessment in classrooms, and works with state-, district-, and school-level personnel who are interested in developing the capacity to use the process of formative assessment.
Rural Education Research Alliance: The Rural Education Research Alliance is composed of rural educators throughout the REL Central region, including associations of rural superintendents, state department of education staff, and university researchers. The alliance works to improve student achievement of traditionally underperforming rural subpopulations by identifying effective teaching and learning, leadership, and operational practices from successful districts and then sharing information on best practices widely throughout the region and the nation.
Mathematics and Science Research Alliance: The Mathematics and Science Research Alliance works with state education agency coordinators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), leaders from state mathematics and science professional organizations, and interested educators to provide guidance and insight into important issues affecting STEM disciplines, such as curricula, instructional materials, assessments, and teacher evaluation.
Native American Education Research Alliance: The Native American Education Research Alliance supports efforts to improve the academic achievement of Native American students and to develop interventions that serve Native American students. Stakeholder groups specifically targeted for assistance include researchers, policymakers, district and school administrators, community and school board members, teachers, and parents of Native American students.
College and Career Readiness Research Alliance: The College and Career Readiness Research Alliance supports states and districts as they help ensure our students graduate from high school prepared to enter the workforce, postsecondary education, or technical education. This alliance might interest career counselors, career and technical education providers, International Baccalaureate teachers, and Advanced Placement teachers.
Systems Development and Improvement Research Alliance: The Systems Development and Improvement Research Alliance focuses on educational systems, and their processes, at the school, district, and state levels. The alliance assists educators with examining and improving educational systems, as well as conducting research on such systems. Alliance members have an interest in developing systems of support for students and staff, systems of support for schools, and systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Marzano Research, founded in 2008, is a private for-profit research and consulting firm. Marzano Research provides education services through: ongoing field research and meta-analysis of common studies; evaluation of school and district effectiveness; educational product development; and professional development services which respond to the needs of schools.
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