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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

Aug20

Teacher Salaries, Age, and School Accountability Ratings Can Predict Teacher Mobility and Attrition

A new report by REL Central uncovers key predictors of teacher movement in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota. Read about the new report.

Aug19

New REL Central Report Identifying Factors Related to Teacher Mobility and Attrition Released

A new report by REL Central uncovers key predictors of teacher movement in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota. View the report here.

Aug01

Wyoming Educators Develop Staffing Guidelines to Support Students with Disabilities

The Wyoming Department of Education partnered with REL Central to develop Special Education Staffing Guidelines in order to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met across the state. Discover more in this blog post.

Latest from the REL Central Blog

Teacher Salaries, Age, and School Accountability Ratings Can Predict Teacher Mobility and Attrition

A new report by REL Central uncovers key predictors of teacher movement in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota. Read about the new report.

Wyoming Educators Develop Staffing Guidelines to Support Students with Disabilities

The Wyoming Department of Education partnered with REL Central to develop Special Education Staffing Guidelines in order to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met across the state. Discover more in this blog post.

In Nebraska, a Focus on Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

The Nebraska Department of Education partnered with REL Central to use What Works Clearinghouse practice guides to develop evidence-based instructional strategies for the NebraskaREADS initiative. Learn more in this new blog post.

Legacy High School Partners with REL Central to Study Students’ Use of Flexible Time

Legacy High School in Bismarck, North Dakota, is partnering with REL Central to understand how students use their unscheduled or flexible time. Find out more in this blog post.


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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Measuring Student Progress and Teachers’ Assessment of Student Knowledge in a Competency-Based Education System

This report describes how long students took to complete a competency-based class when the class was below, at, or above their traditional grade level.


Featured Video


Measuring Student Progress and Knowledge in CBE

This video describes a study that suggests competency-based education in one Colorado school district provided students who were behind academically with an opportunity to complete performance levels in less time than it would have taken in a traditional education system.


Featured Event


Coaching to Assist Teachers of Students Struggling in Mathematics

This recorded webinar increases teacher knowledge about intervention instruction in mathematics and the impact of monitoring students’ progress through available resources.