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The following evidence-based publications and reports were produced by the REL Southeast based on needs sensing conducted in the region. Please click the link below each title to learn more.

Literacy

Implementing Evidence-Based Literacy Practices Roadmap (PDF: 698 KB)

Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/21

Professional learning communities facilitator's guide for the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide: Foundational skills to support reading for understanding in kindergarten through 3rd grade
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/southeast/plc.asp

The relative effectiveness of two approaches to early literacy intervention in grades K–2
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4504

Rubric for Evaluating Reading/Language Arts Instructional Materials for Kindergarten to Grade 5
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4506

Summary of 20 years of research on the effectiveness of adolescent literacy programs and practices
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=464

Evaluating the screening accuracy of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR)
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=308

School reading performance and the extended school day policy in Florida
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4534

Self-study Guide for Implementing Early Literacy Interventions
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4520

Self-study guide for implementing literacy interventions in Grades 3–8
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4543

Summer Reading Camp Self-study Guide
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=463

Using computer-adaptive assessments of literacy to monitor the progress of English learner student
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4508

Using evidence-based decision trees instead of formulas to identify at-risk readers
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=414


College & Career Readiness

A guide to developing and evaluating a college readiness screener
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4503

Can scores on an interim high school reading assessment accurately predict low performance on college readiness exams?
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4464

Investigating Developmental and college-level course enrollment and passing before and after Florida's developmental education reform
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4479


School Leadership

A Systematic Review of the Relationships Between Principal Characteristics and Student Achievement
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=412

Leadership characteristics and practices in South Carolina charter schools
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4501

Using Administrative Data for Research: A Companion Guide to A Descriptive Analysis of the Principal Workforce in Florida Schools
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=321

Charter School Lotteries Webinar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4cIDQ71stU&index=4&list=PLVHqsnePfULrDGNZc-NtuzkN7QNxLgozs

Roles and Responsibilities of Implementation Team Members (PDF: 104 KB)

What Is "Evidence-Based" As Defined By the Every Student Succeeds Act? (PDF: 90 KB)

Blank Logic Model Template (PDF: 98 KB)

Completed Logic Model Template (PDF: 151 KB)


Blended & Online Learning

Academic outcomes for North Carolina Virtual Public School credit recovery students
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4462

Comparing Success Rates for General and Credit Recovery Courses Online and Face to Face: Results for Florida High School Courses
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=411

Building Capacity Through Researcher Practitioner Partnerships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_E_hu8w8U&index=9&list=PLVHqsnePfULrDGNZc-NtuzkN7QNxLgozs


School Performance

Beating the odds in Mississippi: Identifying schools exceeding achievement expectations
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4465

Beating the Odds: Finding Schools Exceeding Achievement Expectations with High-Risk Students
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=363

Development and Examination of an Alternative School Performance Index in South Carolina
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=417

Identifying South Carolina charter schools that are "beating the odds"
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=418

The characteristics and education outcomes of American Indian students in grades 6–12 in North Carolina
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4507

The Hidden Factor of Low Performance: Chronic Absenteeism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4xz3PHSZJk&index=10&list=PLVHqsnePfULrDGNZc-NtuzkN7QNxLgozs


Math

Predicting math outcomes from a reading screening assessment in grades 3–8
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4502


Early Warning Systems

Comparing methodologies for developing an early warning system
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=469
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/infographics/pdf/REL_SE_Comparing_methodologies_for_developing_an_early_warning_system.pdf
(PDF: 756 KB)

Self-study guide for implementing high school academic interventions
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=4505
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/infographics/pdf/REL_SE_Implementing_high_school_academic_interventions.pdf
(PDF: 195 KB)

Planning High School Academic Interventions for Students Identified as at Risk by an EWS Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZStplZ1sg4&index=16&list=PLVHqsnePfULrDGNZc-NtuzkN7QNxLgozs&t=5s

Planning High School Academic Interventions for Students Identified as at Risk by an EWS Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ishlD2Of68&index=17&list=PLVHqsnePfULrDGNZc-NtuzkN7QNxLgozs