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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: What's Happening; Publication Date: December 2014
Gearing Up to Teach the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in Rural Northeast Region Schools
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in ... » 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: Making Connections; Publication Date: February 2017
Graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students
This study describes high school graduation outcomes for students who entered New York City schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It uses longitudinal administrative data from New York City public schools to focus on 1,734 students who entered New York City schools and were ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Tools; Publication Date: August 2016
Guide to the Competency-based Learning Survey for Students
Many states are beginning to move away from policies that base student advancement on credits and "seat time" toward competency-based learning policies that provide schools with the flexibility to link advancement to a student's mastery of content. As schools and districts implement these ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Tools; Publication Date: February 2017
Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment
Most state departments of education across the U.S. require or recommend that districts use a home language survey as the first step in a multi-step process for identifying students who qualify for English learner student services. However, existing home language surveys may not reveal ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: March 2009
How Eight State Education Agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region Identify and Support Low–Performing Schools and Districts
This report describes and analyzes how eight state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region—those of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Vermont–identify and support low-performing schools and districts under the ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Making Connections; Publication Date: October 2016
How kindergarten entry assessments are used in public schools and how they correlate with spring assessments

This study examined how many public schools nationwide used kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs), and for what purposes; the characteristics of public schools that used KEAs; and whether the use of KEAs was correlated with student assessment scores in reading and mathematics in spring ... » more info

Northeast & Islands
Publication: What's Happening; Publication Date: March 2014
How States Use Student Learning Objectives in Teacher Evaluation Systems: A Review of State Websites
This report provides an overview of how states define and apply student learning objectives (SLOs) in evaluation systems. The research team conducted a systematic scan of state policies by searching state education agency websites of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. to identify tools, ... » more info
Northeast & Islands
Publication: Issues & Answers; Publication Date: February 2011
How Student and School Characteristics are Associated with Performance on the Maine High School Assessment
Using multilevel regression models to examine how student characteristics, student prior achievement measures, and school characteristics are associated with performance on the Maine High School Assessment, the study finds statistically significant relationships between several of these ... » 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: Tools; Publication Date: May 2015
Logic models for program design, implementation, and evaluation: Workshop toolkit
The Logic Model Workshop Toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate steps for developing and using a logic model for program evaluation. Topics covered in the sessions include an overview of ... » 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: 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: 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