Condition of America's Public School Facilities (March 6, 2014)
This report provides national estimates on the condition of public school facilities. The study presented in this report collected information about the condition of public school facilities in the 2012-13 school year.
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.
New College Graduates at Work: Employment Among 1992–93, 1999–2000, and 2007–08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduation (March 6, 2014)
This Statistics in Brief investigates the employment outcomes of college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor’s degree using nationally representative data collected in three administrations of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study.
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.
Application Information – Research Design Workshop for Faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions (March 5, 2014)
With support from a grant from the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, Michigan State University and Northwestern University will be conducting the 2014 Research Design Workshop for Faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions. The purpose of the Workshop is to provide an overview of quantitative education research design and introduce faculty from minority-serving institutions to IES research funding opportunities and application requirements. The goal of the Workshop is to increase the capacity of researchers from minority-serving institutions to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions.
Revised DreamBox Learning Intervention Report (March 4, 2014)
The WWC found that DreamBox Learning has potentially positive effects on mathematics achievement for elementary school students. DreamBox Learning is a supplemental online mathematics program that provides adaptive instruction for students in grades K–5 and focuses on number and operations, place value, and number sense.
Just Released: WWC Procedures and Standards Handbook, Version 3.0 (March 4, 2014)
The WWC has updated the Handbook to provide additional information on procedures and guidance for reviewers. Download the finalized WWC Procedures and Standards Handbook, Version 3.0 for the most comprehensive and up to date information about the WWC’s systematic review process.
REL Appalachia report describes student participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses in Kentucky high schools (March 4, 2014)
This study 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.