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REL Southwest partners with educators and policymakers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to improve learner outcomes. Learn more about REL Southwest.
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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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Dec 01

Biliteracy Seals in a Large Urban District in New Mexico: Who Earns Them and How Do They Impact College Outcomes?

The REL Southwest English Learners Partnership collaborated with a large urban district in New Mexico to study the characteristics and college readiness of students who earn different types of biliteracy seals and the impact on college outcomes.
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Nov 02

English Proficiency and the Pandemic: How Texas English Learner Students Fared During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This REL Southwest study examined levels of English proficiency before and during the COVID-19 pandemic among English learner students in grades 3–12 in Texas.
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