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What's New for October 2019

REL Midwest Study Examines the Results from Illinois' Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (October 28, 2019)
The study examines the reliability and validity of the survey, variation across subgroups from the first statewide administration in fall 2017, and barriers faced in administering the survey.

Implementation of the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum in California (October 22, 2019)
REL West analyzed which schools in California have adopted the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum, the characteristics of students enrolled in the course, and the teacher workloads for the course.

REL Northeast & Islands Resource Identifies Instruments that Measure Secondary School Students' Social and Emotional Learning Skills (October 16, 2019)
The resource can help state and local education agencies identify and select valid and reliable instruments that measure collaboration, perseverance, and self-regulated learning among secondary school students.

REL Central Study Explores Associations between Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement in Missouri (October 15, 2019)
The report examines which teacher qualifications—such as certifications to teach mathematics, educational background, and performance on certification exams—were most associated with student achievement.