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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.

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Feb19

Webinar Describes Which Teacher Qualifications Are Important for Achievement in Algebra I for Middle School Students

The report Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement will be discussed by REL Central staff members Mike Siebersma and Joshua Stewart in an upcoming webinar. They will also present constructs and principles assessed in math certification exams and discuss the potential policy and practice implications of the findings.

Jan03

North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings Project Aims to Promote Cultural Awareness, Improve Student Outcomes

REL Central partners with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to develop the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings project with the goal to “increase learning, understanding and well-being among all North Dakota students, educators and communities.”

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.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Webinar Describes Which Teacher Qualifications Are Important for Achievement in Algebra I for Middle School Students

The report Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement will be discussed by REL Central staff members Mike Siebersma and Joshua Stewart in an upcoming webinar. They will also present constructs and principles assessed in math certification exams and discuss the potential policy and practice implications of the findings.

North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings Project Aims to Promote Cultural Awareness, Improve Student Outcomes

REL Central partners with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to develop the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings project with the goal to “increase learning, understanding and well-being among all North Dakota students, educators and communities.”

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.


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

Image of graphic from report: Where American Indian Students Go to School: Enrollment in Seven Central Region States

Where American Indian Students Go to School: Enrollment in Seven Central Region States

This report provides descriptive information about the location and native language use of schools in the REL Central region with high enrollment of American Indian students.


Featured Video


Delivering Work-Based Learning in Rural Schools

Join REL Central for a webinar providing an overview of research on work-based learning (WBL), challenges to WBL implementation, and research-based frameworks for WBL development and implementation.


Featured Event

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Webinar: Teacher Qualifications Associated with Success in Algebra I

Register for a webinar presentation discussing key findings from a report that examines the relationship between the qualifications of middle school Algebra I teachers in Missouri and the performance of their students on the end-of-course Algebra I test.