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Nov23

Recording of the Recent Webinar on Re-thinking Education Accountability Systems in Light of COVID-19

Watch a recording of the webinar that explores critical questions about how to refine accountability system measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov12

Infographic on Schools Targeted for Improvement and Small Sample Sizes

Check out our newest infographic highlighting the findings from our report on how specific aspects of the accountability system rules can affect the types of schools identified for support for student subgroups.

Oct06

Recording of the Recent Webinar on Integrating Culturally Responsive Data Literacy into Schools and Classrooms

Watch a recording of the webinar that explores how to integrate culturally responsive data literacy into practice. This webinar builds educators' awareness of and capacity for using data with an equity lens and provide tools and resources for integrating it into practice.

Oct05

Why School Accountability Systems Disproportionately Identify Middle Schools' SWD Subgroups for TSI

A new REL report examines how specific aspects of the accountability system rules in two mid-Atlantic states affect the types of schools identified for support for student subgroups. Specifically, middle schools are more likely to be identified for TSI for their students with disabilities (SWD) subgroups than are other combinations of subgroup and school level. Read more...

Sep16

Teacher Turnover and Access to Effective Teachers in the School District of Philadelphia

A new REL report examines access to effective teachers, factors related to teacher turnover, and the role of turnover in the equitable distribution of effective teachers in the School District of Philadelphia. Check out the newly released blog post and infographic to better understand teacher turnover in the district.

Latest from the REL Mid-Atlantic Blog:

Small Student Subgroups and Accountability: How Can We Ensure That All Students Receive the Support They Deserve?

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to identify schools that have at least one subgroup of students falling behind.

Five Findings on Teacher Turnover and Access to Effective Teachers in the School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) partnered with REL Mid-Atlantic to better understand teacher turnover in the district and to examine how effective teachers are distributed across its schools. Read this blog to find out about the five findings that stood out from REL's research with the district.

Play and Learn: Effectiveness of Play as a Teaching Strategy in the Early Grades

Is play an effective tool to promote learning in pre-kindergarten through grade 3? Learn about how evidence sheds light on the role of play in learning and what steps the education community can take to help generate needed evidence.

Read our latest and past blog posts.

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Re-Thinking Education Accountability Systems in Light of Covid-19

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