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Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas

Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, REL Southwest

This research alliance brings together educators, policymakers, researchers, and others interested in educator effectiveness and evaluation. The alliance seeks to guide the development and refinement of educator preparation and evaluation systems in Texas and across the REL Southwest Region for improved educator practice and student learning.

Research Questions:

  • Educator Observation Measures
    • Are teacher evaluation scores associated with characteristics of students or schools?
  • Training and Professional Development
    • What professional development do educators participate in, and how does this professional development relate to educator evaluation results and feedback?
  • Implementation
    • What is the capacity of educators and school districts to implement a new educator evaluation system and its components?
    • How much does it cost (monetary and nonmonetary costs) to implement a new educator evaluation system?

Geographical Areas Served:


Member Organizations:

  • Association of Texas Professional Educators
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Concordia University
  • Educate Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
  • Garland Independent School District
  • Grand Prairie Independent School District
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Intersection Education
  • Lake Travis Independent School District
  • Mansfield Independent School District
  • Moak, Casey & Associates
  • New Mexico Department of Education
  • Odom Academy
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • Pflugerville Independent School District
  • Region 13 Education Service Center
  • Round Rock Independent School District
  • Sheldon Independent School District
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas Association of Community Schools
  • Texas Association of School Administration
  • Texas Association of School Business Officials
  • Texas Classroom Teachers Association
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Texas State Teachers Association
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Victory Early College High School

Contact Information:

Doug Fireside, Alliance Liaison
(202) 403-6634

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