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What's New for January 2017

Strategies to Support Adult Learners' Transitions to Postsecondary Opportunities  (January 12, 2017)
REL Midwest surveyed the literature and interviewed state administrators of adult education to inventory strategies used in Midwest states to support adult learners' transition to postsecondary opportunities.

Rubric for evaluating K-5 reading/language arts instructional materials for  (January 11, 2017)
Practitioners can use this rubric, developed by REL Southeast, to rate reading/language arts instructional materials for grades K5 based on rigorous research and state standards.

Study Reveals Differences in Advanced Coursetaking Among Language Minority Students (January 10, 2017)
A REL Northwest study highlights the importance of academic preparation to improve advanced course enrollment and success for Spanish-speaking students.

Participation in transition courses: REL Appalachia updates earlier studies with new data (January 4, 2017)
REL Appalachia examined how many schools and students used college preparatory transition courses in grade 12 during the 2014/15 school year as a way to increase college readiness in Kentucky.