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Promoting Social and Emotional Learning Skills and Positive School Climate (Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference)

On March 9, 2020, the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness announced that its March 2020 conference is cancelled. REL Midwest will post an update on this page if an opportunity is provided to share this presentation virtually in the future.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring 2020 Conference
Salon 5
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave.
Arlington, VA 22202


The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has seen the number of English learner students in grades K–12 increase in recent years, even as overall enrollment has decreased. In addition, the English learner student population has grown more diverse in race/ethnicity, country of origin, and native language. This has been driven in part by an influx of resettled refugees speaking a variety of languages. The increasingly diverse English learner student population requires more support from the district to meet broader needs for language, cultural, and educational assistance.

The Cleveland Partnership for English Learner Success is a researcher–practitioner partnership between REL Midwest and CMSD’s Multilingual Multicultural Education Office and the district’s research office. The partnership has prioritized examining the characteristics of English learner students and the schools they attend to identify which of those characteristics are associated with student academic performance and English language proficiency. The study team conducted this research for the partnership as a step toward improving district and school support for English learner students.

Partnership: Cleveland Collaboration for English Learner Success


  • Rachel Garrett, REL Midwest
  • José Gonzalez, CMSD
  • Elisabeth Davis, REL Midwest
  • Ryan Eisner, REL Midwest