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REL Midwest partners with educators and policymakers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Midwest.
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Aug 08

The Challenges and Opportunities of Using Diagnostic Data to Improve Equity and Access to Reading

Ohio Department of Education staff and REL Midwest researchers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of using data from Ohio’s Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans to improve equity and access to reading supports and interventions.
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Aug 01

Strategies to Improve Reading (STIR) Summer Institute—Lansing School District

During this multi-day Summer Institute, educators and school leaders will receive training on instructional practice for teaching phonics and phonological awareness, as well as literacy data collection and an implementation monitoring tool.
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Jul 25

ENACT Summer Institute

This three-day Summer Institute will provide ENACT partnership members with an overview of the five computational thinking practices that will be the focus of the partnership’s work: pattern recognition, abstraction, decomposition, debugging, and algorithms...
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Dec 15

Contract in Review: 2017–21

December 14, 2021 Over the past five years, REL Midwest helped states and districts use data and research to improve teaching and learning outcomes. We collaborated with members of five research alliances and one networked improvement community to ensure...
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Dec 13

Estimating Changes to Student Learning in Illinois Following Extended School Building Closures Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the education of students in Illinois and around the nation. Leaders at the Illinois State Board of Education and in Illinois public school districts want to better understand how student learning changed during the pandemic...
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