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Relationships Between Teacher Certification and English Learner Students' Growth in Academic Achievement and English Proficiency  (February 13, 2018)
REL Southwest examined the association between teachers certified in bilingual and English as a second language education and growth of English learner students in reading, mathematics, and English proficiency.

REL Southwest Examines Algebra II Completion and Failure Rates After Texas Changed Its Graduation Requirements (February 6, 2018)
This study examines Algebra II completion and failure rates for students entering Texas public high schools from 2007/08 through 2014/15. This period spans the points at which Texas began implementing the 4x4 curriculum (which required Algebra II) and when the state moved to the new Foundation High School Program (which eliminated Algebra II as a requirement).