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What's New for June 2016

How many college credits do Kentucky high schoolers earn through dual enrollment programs before graduation? (June 22, 2016)
A new REL Appalachia study found that nearly one-fifth of Kentucky 11th and 12th graders attempted a dual enrollment course earning, on average, almost 8 college credits before high school graduation.

How do nonurban schools implement dual credit programs? (June 22, 2016)
REL Appalachia examined dual credit programs in six nonurban school districts in Kentucky. The report describes dual credit program policies and practices, student participation, partner postsecondary institutions, course offerings, course location and scheduling, instructors and credentialing, student supports, quality assurance, program costs and funding, and successes and challenges.

School reading performance and implementation of extended school days (June 16, 2016)
A new REL Southeast study examines school reading performance and how schools extended the school day in Florida's 100 lowest-performing elementary schools.

Reference Guides Support Schools in Registering Students with Non-English Names (June 14, 2016)
REL Northwest's naming conventions reference guides provide districts with guidance for accurately and consistently entering non-English students' names in school, district, and state databases.

Implementation of Quality Rating Improvement Systems (June 1, 2016)
REL Midwest examined the use of quality rating improvement systems (QRISs) across the Midwest Region to describe the approaches that states use in developing and implementing a QRIS.