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Career and Technical Education Credentials in Virginia High Schools: Trends in Attainment and College Enrollment Outcomes

This study from REL Appalachia describes student outcomes in the years before and after Virginia added a career and technical education (CTE) credential requirement to the Standard diploma. » More info


Examining the implementation and impact of full-day kindergarten in Oregon

In 2015/16 Oregon created incentives for districts to offer full-day kindergarten (FDK). » More info


Branching Out: Using Decision Trees to Inform Education Decisions

REL Appalachia developed this guide to help research directors and data analysts use Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis to address critical questions in educational settings. » More info


California’s Special Education Local Plan Areas: Funding Patterns, Inclusion Rates, and Student Outcomes

This study by REL West examined the association between different SELPA types and district configurations and outcomes including SELPA funding patterns, inclusion rates of students receiving special education services in the general education environment, and academic outcomes for students receiving special education services. » More info


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