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Resource roundup: Improving outcomes for students of color

Resource roundup: Improving outcomes students of color

By Cora Goldston
January 26, 2018

Want more information on how to better support students of color? We have rounded up high-quality resources on the topic, including research reports, infographics, and webinars from the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) network.

Cultural awareness in the classroom

Improving outcomes for students of color

Growth mindset and academic success

Growth mindset, performance avoidance, and academic behaviors in Clark County School District (2017): This REL West report explores the distribution of reported academic mindsets and behaviors in one school district by English learner status, race/ethnicity, grade level, and prior achievement.

Disproportionality in student discipline

Suspension and Expulsion Patterns in Six Oregon School Districts (2014): This REL Northwest study examined differences in suspension and expulsion rates by student race/ethnicity, gender, special education status, and grade span.

Resource series on discipline disparities (2014–16): REL Mid-Atlantic examined disparities in suspension and expulsion rates between Black and White students between the 2009/10 and 2011/12 school years. Disparities in suspensions and expulsions are a concern for student achievement because exclusionary discipline has been linked to poor academic outcomes, including grade retention and dropout.

REL Mid-Atlantic has several resources on this research:

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Cora Goldston

Communications Associate | REL Midwest


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