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What's New for December 2022

Stabilizing school accountability metrics (December 5, 2022)
This white paper describes a way to improve school accountability metrics by reducing measurement error, which can obscure school performance, especially in small schools or subgroups. This approach, called Bayesian hierarchical modeling, can help states target the schools and subgroups that most need additional support.

Biliteracy Seals in a Large Urban District in New Mexico: Who Earns Them and How Do They Impact College Outcomes? (December 1, 2022)
REL Southwest examined the characteristics and college readiness of students from three cohorts of grade 12 students in 2017/182019/20 in a large urban district in New Mexico who earned different types of biliteracy seals (state, district, and global seals) and whether earning a seal resulted in improved college outcomes.