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Understanding Mathematics Course-Taking Pathways for Algebra I

Description: In Virginia, students must pass algebra I to earn a high school diploma. Across the five Virginia Student Success in Mathematics (SSM) partnership school divisions, algebra I is a significant stumbling block for students. Superintendents in the partnership ... » more info

Appalachia
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Alignment of West Virginia's Career and Technical Education Programs with Labor Market Needs

Description: The twenty-first century economy demands an educated workforce with advanced skills and knowledge, so providing students with opportunities for high-quality, rigorous career and technical education (CTE) is receiving increasing attention across the United ... » more info

Appalachia
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
What's Happening in States Measuring Schools' Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation Progress

Description: Too many Tennessee elementary-aged students are reading below grade level standards based on the 2015 Tennessee state assessment. These results are unsatisfactory and concerning because students who struggle with reading in early elementary school are more ... » more info

Appalachia
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Nonacademic Postsecondary Supports for Students Attending Rural High-Poverty Schools: A Systematic Evidence Review

Description: In eastern Kentucky, representatives from four school districts—Clay, Jackson, Knox, and Owsley counties—comprise the REL AP Rural College and Career Readiness partnership. Each district is classified as a remote town, rural fringe, or rural ... » more info

Appalachia
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Trends in Virginia high school CTE credential attainment and postsecondary enrollment outcomes

Description: Using national data, it was estimated that 47 percent of high school students did not complete a cohesive college- or career-readiness curriculum, leaving a large proportion of students unprepared for college or a career after high school (Bromberg and ... » more info

Appalachia
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
How Does Middle School Algebra I Relate to Teacher Qualifications?

Description: Missouri is experiencing a shortage of mathematics teachers for middle and high school grades, a problem shared by many states across the nation. In fact, 43 other states and the District of Columbia have reported mathematics teacher shortages for the ... » more info

Central
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
What foundational skills matter for Algebra I success?

Description: Students who take Algebra I in middle school instead of other mathematics courses (for example, grade 8 general mathematics) may miss important opportunities to build foundational knowledge and skills needed for success in Algebra I. Furthermore, students ... » more info

Central
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Examination of Students' Use of Flexible Time at Legacy High School

Description: Legacy High School (LHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been implementing a daily schedule in which students have flexible time—or time apart from their regularly scheduled classes—built into the school day. LHS staff designed flexible time so ... » more info

Central
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Understanding Retention, Mobility, and Attrition of School and District Leaders in Three States

Description: While the mobility and attrition of school and district leaders may result in positive outcomes such as better matching of leaders to positions, they also may be associated with negative consequences such as lower student achievement, higher teacher ... » more info

Central
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Program Evaluation Toolkit

Description: Program evaluation is important for assessing the implementation and outcomes of state and federally funded programs. However, state education agency personnel may not have the resources and tools to conduct effective program evaluations. The Program ... » more info

Central
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Understanding Retention, Mobility, and Attrition of School and District Leaders in Three States

Description: While the mobility and attrition of school and district leaders may result in positive outcomes such as better matching of leaders to positions, they also may be associated with negative consequences such as lower student achievement, higher teacher ... » more info

Central
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Teacher characteristics and retention and mobility in the School District of Philadelphia

Description: The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) seeks to recruit new teachers and retain its most effective teachers. To do so, SDP has prioritized understanding the characteristics, effectiveness, mobility, and retention of teachers in SDP's workforce using the ... » more info

Mid-Atlantic
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Evaluation of the Impact of Structured Relationship-Building Teacher Home Visiting on Student and Teacher Outcomes

Description: This retrospective, quasi-experimental study will evaluate the impacts of structured teacher home visits conducted as part of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) Family Engagement Partnership (FEP) and Family Engagement Collaborative (FEC) ... » more info

Mid-Atlantic
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Predictors of Near-Term Academic Risks

Description: Many districts across the country are creating and using early warning systems to identify predictors of school dropout, but there has been less emphasis on predicting intermediate problems related to attendance, behavior, and course ... » more info

Mid-Atlantic
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project
Supporting Students with Health Conditions in District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)

Description: The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) wants to understand what it is doing well for students with health conditions and whether there are any inequities in the supports that are provided. This descriptive study will provide information about the ... » more info

Mid-Atlantic
REL Work in Progress: Study/Project