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Dec7

Supporting Integrated English Learner Student Instruction: A Guide to Assess Professional Learning Needs Based on the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School Practice Guide

This guide from REL West offers two tools and a ten-step process to help district and school site leaders assess the professional learning needs of elementary school teachers to implement research-based recommendations for the instruction of English learner students. » More info

Dec6

Principal Retention Patterns in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah

This study by REL West found that fewer than half of principals in each state remained at the same school from fall 2016 to fall 2020 and turnover was higher among principals at lower-performing schools. » More info

Dec1

Estimating Changes to Student Learning in Illinois Following Extended School Building Closures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

REL Midwest examined data from 17 Illinois school districts over five years, including four years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, to measure how student learning changed in fall 2020 relative to fall terms prior to the pandemic. » More info

Nov30

Additional Certification for Teachers in New York State: Teachers' Experience and Employment Location, Certification Pathways, and Certification Areas

This study by REL Northeast & Islands explored patterns in how experienced teachers in New York State public schools in 2015/16 earned additional certificates between October 2015 and October 2017. » More info

Nov30

Teacher Shortages in New York State: New Teachers’ Certification Pathways, Certification Areas, District of Employment, and Retention in the Same District

This study by REL Northeast & Islands explored the pathways through which new teachers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 earned certificates, their certification areas, and their subsequent placement and retention in districts across the state, particularly high-need districts. » More info