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A comparison of two approaches to identifying beating-the-odds high schools in Puerto Rico
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands conducted this study using data on public high schools in Puerto Rico from national and territory databases to compare methods for identifying beating-the-odds schools. Schools were identified by two methods, a status method that ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Applied Research Methods; Publication Date: December 2016
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: February 2008
A Descriptive Analysis of State-Supported Formative Assessment Initiatives in New York and Vermont
This study examines two state-supported formative assessment initiatives that promote a consensus definition of formative assessment endorsed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It describes the primary components of the two initiatives and the strategies that state, district, ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: November 2011
A Guide to Calculating District Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios Using Publicly Available Data
Districts across the nation are seeking ways to increase efficiency by maintaining, if not improving, educational outcomes using fewer resources. One measure that is sometimes used as a proxy for school district efficiency is an expenditure-to-performance ratio, for example a ratio of per ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Applied Research Methods; Publication Date: February 2017
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: Technical Brief
Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students

This report presents findings from a randomized control trial designed to inform the decisions of policymakers who are considering using online courses to provide access to Algebra I in grade 8. It focuses on students judged by their schools to be ready to take Algebra I in grade 8 but ... » more info

Northeast & Islands
Publication: NCEE/REL Evaluation Report; Publication Date: December 2011
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: April 2008
An Examination of Performance Based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States
An examination of performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states, was conducted by the 2006-2011 REL Northeast and Islands at Education Development Center, Inc. This study reviewed state education agency websites and publicly available documents for all 50 states to identify ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: February 2012
Analyzing student-level disciplinary data: A guide for districts
The purpose of this report is to help guide districts in analyzing their own student-level disciplinary data to answer important questions about the use of disciplinary actions. This report, developed in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands Urban ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Applied Research Methods; Publication Date: March 2017
Developing a Coherent Research Agenda: Lessons from the REL Northeast & Islands Research Agenda Workshops
This report describes the approach that REL Northeast & Islands used to guide its eight research alliances toward collaboratively identifying a shared research agenda. A key feature of their approach was a two-workshop series, during which alliance members created a set of research ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Tools; Publication Date: July 2014
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: October 2008
Do States Have Certification Requirements for Preparing General Education Teachers to Teach Students with Disabilities? Experience In the Northeast and Islands Region
This report on teacher certification requirements in the Northeast and Islands Region finds that eight of the nine jurisdictions require some coursework in teaching students with disabilities for initial licensure of general education teachers.
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: August 2010
Early Childhood Educator and Administrator Surveys
The Early Childhood Educator Survey and the Early Childhood Administrator Survey allow users to collect consistent data on the use of child assessments and learning standards in early childhood learning settings. Each survey includes modules on educator/administrator background ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Tools; Publication Date: April 2014
Exploring District-Level Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios
Districts across the nation are seeking ways to increase efficiency by maintaining, if not improving, educational outcomes using fewer resources. One proxy for school district efficiency is an expenditure-to-performance ratio, for example a ratio of per pupil expenditures to student ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Applied Research Methods; Publication Date: March 2017
Features of State Response to Intervention Initiatives in Northeast and Islands Region States
The report documents the results of a search of state education agency web sites in the nine Northeast and Islands Region jurisdictions for publicly available information related to RTI (response to intervention). It finds that seven jurisdictions have developed state documents on RTI ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: November 2009