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The ten RELs partner with educators and policymakers nationwide. REL work is change-oriented, supporting meaningful local, regional, or state decisions about education policies, programs, and practices designed to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about the REL Program.

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Jun 08

Using Data and Evidence to Strengthen Professional Learning Communities Around Math Instruction

Join REL West and rural Grand County School District staff for a free, 60-minute webinar on using evidence to strengthen professional learning communities (PLCs) around math instruction. This webinar will provide support to educators in their use of data...
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Feb 27

Stabilizing Subgroup Proficiency Results to Improve the Identification of Low-Performing Schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to identify schools with low-performing student subgroups for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) or Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI). Random differences between students’ true...
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Dec 12

The Louisiana Believe and Prepare Educator Preparation Reform: Findings from the Pilot and Early Implementation Years

This REL Southwest study examined the extent to which the Louisiana Believe and Prepare Educator Preparation Reform contributed to expected improvement in outcomes for early career teachers.
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Dec 07

Encouraging Families to Visit a Literacy Website: A Randomized Study of the Impact of Email and Text Message Communications

This REL Southwest study examined the effectiveness of using brief email and text message communications to increase the number of parent and guardian visits to the Arkansas Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) website.
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Dec 05

Indicators of School Performance in Texas

In this study, the Texas Education Agency partnered with REL Southwest to explore whether information regularly collected by districts and schools could be used to create indicators for monitoring and supporting low-performing schools.
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A Kindergarten Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills
This Kindergarten Teacher's Guide provides information for kindergarten teachers on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home. It serves as a companion to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Foundational Skills to Support...

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