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REL Northeast & Islands partners with educators and policymakers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virgin Islands to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Northeast & Islands.
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May 05

Making Sense of Educational Assessment

Educational assessment is a systematic process of documenting and using evidence to improve educational programs and student learning. This fact sheet examines the different purposes for and types of educational assessment. It also explores how various...
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Mar 31

What Is Play-based Learning in Kindergarten? A Resource for Parents and Caregivers

Learn about a guided-play approach to learning in kindergarten that encourages children to direct and lead their own play with facilitation and guidance from teachers. This resource offers illustrated examples of how children learn academic and social...
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Nov 10

Using Data to Monitor Access and Equity and Improve CTE/WBL

This REL Northeast & Islands panel, featuring three experts on career and technical education and work-based learning, explores how to use data to understand barriers to equity in career and technical education and work-based learning programs.
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May 05

REL Northeast & Islands Overview Brochure

REL Northeast & Islands works in partnership with state departments of education, local schools and districts, and other education stakeholders to develop and use research that improves outcomes for students.
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Mar 29

Data Coaching to Examine, Interpret, and Use Student Data Equitably

REL Northeast & Islands staff met with school and district leaders from a large school district to help participants lead asset-oriented and system-focused data conversations in their organization. This document includes guiding principles, definitions...
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Nov 01

Creating and Using Performance Assessments: An Online Course for Practitioners

This self-paced online course provides educators with detailed information on creating and using performance assessments. Through five 30-minute modules, practitioners, instructional leaders, and administrators will learn the foundational concepts of...
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The Effects of Accelerated College Credit Programs on Educational Attainment in Rhode Island
This study examined participation in accelerated college credit programs dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and Advanced Placement courses in Rhode Island high schools to understand their effects on educational attainment in the 2013/14 grade 9 cohort...

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