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The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program
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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Assessing the Validity and Reliability of the Pennsylvania School Climate Survey for Elementary School Students

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE’s) Office for Safe Schools partnered with REL Mid-Atlantic to conduct a study analyzing the validity and reliability from PDE’s school climate survey for elementary school students. This survey, which i...
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Changes in School Climate During COVID-19 in a Sample of Pennsylvania Schools

This REL Mid-Atlantic study assessed how school climate changed during the pandemic using data from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s school climate survey, and found an unexpected improvement in school climate during the year when much instruction...
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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’ tru...
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The Louisiana Believe and Prepare Educator Preparation Reform: Findings from the Pilot and Early Implementation Years

Believe and Prepare is a teacher preparation reform implemented by the Louisiana Department of Education in collaboration with school systems and teacher preparation programs across the state. It was piloted in the 2014/15 school year and became mandatory...
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Encouraging Families to Visit a Literacy Website: A Randomized Study of the Impact of Email and Text Message Communications

The Arkansas Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest to study the feasibility and effectiveness of using brief email and text message communications (called nudges) to increase the number of parent and guardian...
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How Educators and Caregivers Can Create Supportive Conditions for Success in PreK-12 Mathematics
This infographic explores why math matters for all learners, shares an overview of what effective math instruction looks like, and includes supportive conditions for math learning. Developed in collaboration with the Cross-REL PreK-12 Math Instruction...

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This recorded webinar features an overview of the Supporting Your Child’s Reading at Home website and resources. Viewers will gain the knowledge and ability to utilize the REL Southeast’s Supporting Your Child’s Reading at Home family resources for kindergarten...

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