New REL Northeast & Islands Report: The Role of Student Learning Objectives in Teacher Evaluation Systems: A 50 State Scan (March 6, 2014)
REL Northeast & Islands conducted a scan of state policies of on the use of student learning objectives in teacher evaluation systems. The policy brief and searchable tables provide policymakers with an overview of the characteristics of existing policies.
REL report released on student discipline disparity (March 5, 2014)
Are minority students suspended or expelled at a higher rate than non-minority students? In response to a request from the Maryland State Department of Education, REL Mid-Atlantic analyzed local school system discipline data to calculate the rates of suspensions and expulsions among racial/ethnic minority students and special education students in Maryland.
REL Appalachia report describes student participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses in Kentucky high schools (March 4, 2014)
This study was to examines Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, which are voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students in the state.