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What's New for October 2016

Teacher workforce retirements by 2024 across California's 58 counties (October 19, 2016)
Higher proportions of teachers are projected to retire in the state's more rural northern and eastern counties than in and around the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Sacramento, Orange County/Los Angeles, and Fresno.

Patterns in Teacher Evaluation Ratings by Race, Age, and Gender (October 18, 2016)
This descriptive study from REL Northeast & Islands focused on a large, urban district and found meaningful differences in teacher evaluation ratings by age, race, and gender.

Education Management Information Systems in the Federated States of Micronesia (October 18, 2016)
REL Pacific has released four studies that examined the quality of the education management information systems in the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, Federated States of Micronesia.

Relationship between students' English language proficiency assessment scores and performance on academic content tests (October 13, 2016)
This REL West study provides initial evidence on the likely level of English proficiency needed to pass subsequent math and English language arts academic content tests in Arizona and Nevada and how these levels differ by grade.

How long do English learner students in New York City public schools take to reach English proficiency? (October 13, 2016)
REL Northeast and Islands examined how long English learner students in New York City public schools take to become reclassified as English proficient and whether time to reclassification was longer or shorter based on student characteristics.

Kindergarten entry assessments are used by public schools of all types for a range of goals (October 12, 2016)
REL Northeast and Islands examined the proportion of public schools nationwide that used kindergarten entry assessments for different purposes and the relationship between assessment use and students' early learning outcomes.

Study Examines Whether Early Childhood Classrooms Can be Classified into Quality Groups Based on Multiple Measures of Quality (October 11, 2016)
A REL Northeast & Islands study of Head Start and center-based early childhood classroom data finds that it is possible to use multiple dimensions of the classroom experience to identify classroom quality patterns; identifying classroom quality patterns will likely require independent observers; and an individual classroom may not be perfectly characterized by its classroom quality group.

A Look at How Public School Principals Spend Their Time (October 4, 2016)
REL Northeast and Islands analyzed data from a national sample survey of public school principals to see how they allocated their time across various job-related tasks and professional development.