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Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: March 2008
Piloting a Searchable Database of Dropout Prevention Programs in Nine Low-Income Urban School Districts in the Northeast and Islands Region
Despite evidence that some dropout prevention programs have positive effects, whether districts in the region are using such evidence-based programs has not been documented. This report details a pilot project to generate and share knowledge by building a searchable database of dropout ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: February 2008
A Description of Foundation Skills Interventions for Struggling Middle-grade Readers in Four Urban Northeast and Islands Region School Districts
This study describes how four midsize urban school districts in the Northeast and Islands Region were providing foundation skills assessments and programs to struggling middle-grade readers. Researchers found variations, but also some similarities, in the districts' use of tests and ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: April 2008
An Analysis of State Data on the Distribution of Teaching Assignments Filled by Highly Qualified Teachers in New York Schools
New York rural schools and districts have a high percentage of core teaching assignments filled by highly qualified teachers, with only small differences across key factors such as school poverty and school need for improvement. Urban schools—particularly those in New York ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: December 2007
Measuring How Benchmark Assessments Affect Student Achievement
This report examines a Massachusetts pilot program for quarterly benchmark exams in middle-school mathematics, finding that program schools do not show greater gains in student achievement after a year. But that finding might reflect limited data rather than ineffective benchmark ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: NCEE/REL Evaluation Report; Publication Date: April 2011
Impact of the Thinking Reader Software Program on Grade 6 Reading Vocabulary, Comprehension, Strategies, and Motivation
Improving adolescent literacy is a critical step toward improving adolescent academic achievement (Kamil , Borman, Dole, Kral, Salinger, & Torgesen, 2008). “Adolescent literacy” commonly refers to the skills that students in Grades 4–12 need in order to successfully learn by reading, as ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: February 2010
Processes and Challenges in Identifying Learning Disabilities Among English Language Learner Students in three New York State Districts
To help districts accurately identify students who are English language learners and also have learning disabilities, this study examines practices and challenges in the processes applied in three New York State districts in identifying learning disabilities among students who are English ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: April 2009
Parent Involvement Strategies in Urban Middle and High Schools in the Northeast and Islands Region
This report summarizes efforts to develop and pilot test a protocol for collecting information about parent involvement policies, practices, and programs being implemented at the middle and high school levels. The protocol can be used to expand documentation of strategies selected, ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: April 2009
Five States' Efforts to Improve Adolescent Literacy
This report describes efforts by five states—Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island—to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Technical Brief
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
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: August 2008
Performance Patterns for Students with Disabilities in Grade 4 Mathematics Education in New York State
This report describes the mathematics performance of grade 4 students with disabilities across schools categorized by need-to-resource capacity and compares their performance by school with that of general education students across New York State from 2003 to 2005. It finds that the ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: August 2008
Performance Patterns for Students with Disabilities in Grade 4 Mathematics Education in Massachusetts
This report-analyzing the mathematics performance of grade 4 students with disabilities in Massachusetts across several metrics (by locale-need combination categories, in top-performing schools, and relative to general education students)-finds that the proportion of students with ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: August 2008
Math Education Practices for Students with Disabilities and Other Struggling Learners: Case Studies of Six Schools in Two Northeast and Islands Region States
This report describes in-depth practices at six schools that are making targeted efforts to improve math education for students with disabilities and other struggling learners. It examines each school's practices for improving the math learning of all students as well as specific supports ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: August 2008
Gender Gaps in Assessment Outcomes in Vermont and the United States
Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), the report examines how gender gaps differ between Vermont NAEP scores and U.S. NAEP scores and between Vermont NAEP and NECAP scores in grades 4 and 8. Overall ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: October 2008
Developing the "Compendium of Strategies to Reduce Teacher Turnover in the Northeast and Islands Region": a Companion to the Database
This report provides state-, regional-, and district-level decision makers in the Northeast and Islands Region with a description of the Compendium of Strategies to Reduce Teacher Turnover in the Northeast and Islands Region, a searchable database of selected profiles of retention ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: January 2009
New Measures of English Language Proficiency and Their Relationship to Performance on Large-Scale Content Assessments
Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in three Northeast and Island Region states, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are significant predictors of performance on ... » more info