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Investigating the Relationship between Adherence to Connecticut’s Teacher Education and Mentoring Program Requirements and Teacher Retention

This study examined data from Connecticut’s induction and mentoring program for beginning teachers, called the Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program. The TEAM Program requires beginning teachers to complete five instructional modules, submit reflection papers, and meet with a ... » more info

Northeast & Islands
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: September 2020
Are State Policy Reforms in Oregon Associated with Fewer School Suspensions and Expulsions?

In 2013 and 2015, Oregon enacted legislation that shifted school discipline policies from a zero-tolerance approach to one that emphasizes preventing behavioral problems and reducing unnecessary suspensions and expulsions. These types of discipline are often referred to as exclusionary ... » more info

Northwest
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: September 2020
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment for American Indian Students

American Indian communities often bring a deep sense of connection, relationships, and knowledge to their children’s education. However, education research has repeatedly shown that American Indian students trail their peers in achievement, attendance, and postsecondary readiness. ... » more info

Central
Publication: Tools; Publication Date: September 2020
Teacher Turnover and Access to Effective Teachers in the School District of Philadelphia

Concerned about the expense of teacher turnover, its disruption to schools and students, and its potential effect on students’ access to effective teachers, the School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to better understand ... » more info

Mid-Atlantic
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: September 2020
Teacher Preparation and Employment Outcomes of Beginning Teachers in Rhode Island

Many states want to better understand the extent to which teachers move across schools or leave the state’s public school system, as teacher turnover can have adverse effects on student achievement and local education budgets (Guin, 2004). Leaders at the Rhode Island Department of ... » more info

Northeast & Islands
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: September 2020
The Reliability and Consequential Validity of Two Teacher-Administered Student Mathematics Diagnostic Assessments

Several school districts in Georgia currently use two teacher-administered diagnostic assessments of student mathematical knowledge as part of their multi-tiered system of support in grades K–8. These assessments are the Global Strategy Stage (GloSS; New Zealand Ministry of Education, ... » more info

Southeast
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: September 2020
Relationships between Schoolwide Instructional Observation Scores and Student Academic Achievement and Growth in Low‑Performing Schools in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), like other state education agencies and districts, recognizes that a key lever to turning around low-performing schools is the quality of instruction (Hill & Harvey, 2004; Hopkins, Harris, Watling, & Beresford, ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: September 2020
Retention, Mobility, and Attrition among School and District Leaders in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota

Educators from Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota share concerns about changes in school and district leadership. They have expressed interest in better understanding school and district leader mobility and attrition, and related factors. This report describes the proportions of ... » more info

Central
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: August 2020
Identifying North Carolina Students at Risk of Scoring below Proficient in Reading at the End of Grade 3
This study examines how students’ performance on North Carolina’s assessments taken from kindergarten to the beginning of grade 3 predicts reading proficiency at the end of grade 3. The study used longitudinal student-level achievement data for 2014/15–2017/18. The sample consisted of ... » more info
Southeast
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: August 2020
Self-study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools

This Self-study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools was developed to help educators plan and implement district and school career readiness practices. It is intended to promote reflection about current strengths and challenges in planning for implementation of career ... » more info

Southeast
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: August 2020
Progress of Arizona Kindergartners toward English Proficiency in Grade 3 by English Learner Student Classification

This study was prompted by the Arizona Department of Education’s interest in learning more about the progress of English learner students toward English proficiency in the early grades. The study examined the English language proficiency and English language arts (ELA) proficiency ... » more info

West
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: August 2020
What foundational skills matter for Algebra I success?

Algebra I is considered a gateway course for advanced math. Consequently, there has been a trend toward enrolling students in Algebra I earlier in the middle grades in order to increase opportunities for students to take more advanced math courses in high school. The challenge for ... » more info

Central
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: August 2020
How Legacy High School Students Use Their Flexible Time

Legacy High School in Bismarck Public Schools, North Dakota, personalizes education through flexible time, which allows students to choose how they spend a portion of the school day, outside of their regularly scheduled classes. This report describes how students at Legacy High School ... » more info

Central
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: July 2020
Implementation of Career- and College‑Ready Requirements for High School Graduation in Washington

The Washington State Board of Education recently developed career- and college-ready (CCR) graduation credit requirements that are more aligned with career pathways and with admissions standards at the state’s universities. The requirements took effect for the class graduating in 2019, ... » more info

Northwest
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: July 2020
Using Data from Schools and Child Welfare Agencies to Predict Near-Term Academic Risks
This study provides information to administrators, research offices, and student support offices in local education agencies (LEAs) interested in identifying students who are likely to have near-term academic problems such as absenteeism, suspensions, poor grades, and low performance on ... » more info
Mid-Atlantic
Publication: Descriptive Study; Publication Date: July 2020