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A Second Follow-up Year for Measuring how Benchmark Assessments Affect Student Achievement

This REL Technical Brief examines whether, after two years of implementation, schools in Massachusetts using quarterly benchmark exams aligned with state standards in middle school mathematics showed greater gains in student achievement than those not doing so. A quasi-experimental ... » more info

Northeast & Islands
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Technical Brief

Self-study guide for implementing high school academic interventions

This Self-study Guide for Implementing High School Academic Interventions was developed to help district- and school-based practitioners plan and implement high school academic interventions. It is intended to promote reflection about current district and school strengths and ... » more info

Southeast


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Self-Study Guide

Getting the Evidence for Evidence-Based Initiatives: How the Midwest States Use Data Systems to Improve Education Processes and Outcomes

States in the Midwest Region are developing innovative approaches to collecting and providing access to high-quality data in order to improve educational decisionmaking. Additional capacity-building and increased technical assistance at the state and local levels would enhance this ... » more info

Midwest


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Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
"Coach" Can Mean Many Things: Five Categories of Literacy Coaches in Reading First

Simply knowing that literacy coaches are in schools does not imply anything about how those individuals spend their time-there is a difference between being a coach and doing coaching.

Northwest


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Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
Analysis of Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships in the Northwest Region

This report describes the first year of the funded professional development activities in the Title IIB Math and Science Partnership projects in the Northwest Region and the evaluation models. The analysis is structured around the factors of professional development associated with ... » more info

Northwest


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
English Language Proficiency Assessment in the Pacific Region

Using various approaches to identify English language learners, several Pacific Region jurisdictions are developing English language proficiency standards and assessments aligned with those standards. Others are working on content standards, including language arts, and have expressed ... » more info

Pacific


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Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
Evidence-Based Decisionmaking: Assessing Reading Across the Curriculum Interventions

When selecting reading across the curriculum interventions, educators should consider the extent of the evidence base on intervention effectiveness and the fit with the school or district context, whether they are purchasing a product from vendors or developing it internally. This ... » more info

Southeast


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
How the Government Defines Rural has Implications for Education Policies and Practices

Clearly defining what rural means has tangible implications for public policies and practices in education, from establishing resource needs to achieving the goals of No Child Left Behind in rural areas. Six definitions of rural are commonly applied in different contexts.

Southwest


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
An Analysis of Utah's K–3 Reading Improvement Program

More districts and charter schools in Utah reported implementing key elements of the state literacy framework and meeting their own goals in Year 2 of the Reading Improvement Program.

West


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: June 2007
Access to Supplemental Educational Services in the Central Region States

At just 11 percent of eligible students, participation rates in supplemental educational services—available in schools that fail to make adequate progress for three years running—are low and may not improve until provision problems are resolved and programs demonstrate ... » more info

Central


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: July 2007
The Students with Disabilities Subgroup and Adequate Yearly Progress in Mid-Atlantic Region Schools

The percentages of students with disabilities were similar for all five Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions, at about 14 percent of students, but the percentages of schools reporting for this subgroup varied from 15 percent for Pennsylvania to 96 percent for Maryland. In four states more ... » more info

Mid-Atlantic


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Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: July 2007
Supplemental Educational Services and Implementation Challenges in the Northwest Region States

Participation in supplemental educational services in the Northwest Region is about one-third the national rate. Among the challenges to improving services for all eligible children are recruiting, monitoring, and evaluating service providers; communicating effectively at all levels, ... » more info

Northwest


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: July 2007
Aligning Science Assessment Standards: Texas and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This policy research document is intended for Texas policymakers to use when examining possible changes to the state assessment's alignment with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The 2009 NAEP test is not yet in existence, so the purpose of this report is to give ... » more info

Southwest


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: July 2007
Aligning Science Assessment Standards: New Mexico and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This policy research document is intended for New Mexico policymakers to use when examining possible changes to the state assessment's alignment with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The 2009 NAEP test is not yet in existence, so the purpose of this report is to ... » more info

Southwest


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: July 2007
Aligning Science Standards: Arkansas and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This policy research document is intended for Arkansas policymakers to use when examining possible changes to the Arkansas state assessment's alignment with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The 2009 NAEP test is not yet in existence, so the purpose of this report ... » more info

Southwest


Publication:

Issues & Answers

; Publication Date: July 2007