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Regional Educational Laboratory Program

What's New for July 2016

REL Midwest report helps districts determine the best data elements to include in their early warning systems  (July 6, 2016)
REL Midwest analyzed longitudinal data from three Ohio school districts to identify the 8th and 9th grade data elements that most accurately predicted student' failure to graduate from high school on time in each district.

REL Central describes the field experiences of teachers who completed traditional teacher preparation programs in Missouri (July 6, 2016)
A new report from REL Central finds that teachers who completed traditional Missouri teacher preparation programs had varied field experiences and that experiences differed by teaching certificate type.

Student engagement patterns in online courses and their associations with course outcomes (July 6, 2016)
A new study from REL Midwest examines whether patterns of student engagement in online courses (defined as the amount of time students logged in to their courses each week) were associated with the percentage of online course activities students completed and the percentage of points earned.