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The Regional Educational Laboratory Central translates research to practice with policymakers and practitioners in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

What's New at REL Central

Dec02

Using Research on Prekindergarten Indicators of Quality to Improve Kindergarten Readiness

REL Central partnered with Hallsville R-IV and Glenwood R-8 School Districts to identify research to support various aspects of prekindergarten quality, including curriculum, assessment, teacher–child interactions, and classroom environment. Discover what happened in this blog post.

Nov15

Understanding What Influences Teacher Mobility

REL Central recently worked with education agencies in the central region to develop two reports to help provide stakeholders a better understanding of teacher movement and of predictors of teacher attrition and mobility. Read about the webinar discussing it and other resources.

Nov01

Developing Innovative Education Plans to Improve Student Outcomes in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partnered with REL Central to develop a rubric to ensure that school innovation education plans were successful in improving student outcomes and met legislative intent. Read more.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Using Research on Prekindergarten Indicators of Quality to Improve Kindergarten Readiness

REL Central partnered with Hallsville R-IV and Glenwood R-8 School Districts to identify research to support various aspects of prekindergarten quality, including curriculum, assessment, teacher–child interactions, and classroom environment. Discover what happened in this blog post.

Developing Innovative Education Plans to Improve Student Outcomes in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partnered with REL Central to develop a rubric to ensure that school innovation education plans were successful in improving student outcomes and met legislative intent. Read more.

Associations Found Between Middle School Teacher Qualifications and Algebra I Teacher Success

A new report by REL Central uncovers key associations between Algebra I teacher qualifications and student achievement. Learn more about the study and report in this blog post.

Understanding What Influences Teacher Mobility

REL Central recently worked with education agencies in the central region to develop two reports to help provide stakeholders a better understanding of teacher movement and of predictors of teacher attrition and mobility. Read about the webinar discussing it and other resources.


Works in Progress

Learn more about the research projects currently underway. More on our Works in Progress.


Ask A REL

Ask A REL is a collaborative reference desk service provided by the ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) and functions much in the same way as a technical reference library.

Featured Publication

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Formative Assessment and Elementary School Student Academic Achievement: A Review of the Evidence

This review identifies 22 rigorous studies of the effectiveness of formative assessment interventions among elementary students.


Featured Video


Teacher Retention, Mobility, and Attrition: Understanding Terminology

This video provides an overview of the current language associated with teacher movement, stressing the importance of perspective when using that language in research.


Featured Event


Supporting the Evaluation of Early Childhood Educators

This webinar presents state evaluation and support systems for early childhood educators, including a review of a 40-state scan.