New WWC Intervention Report on Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) (May 16, 2023)
The WWC reviewed the research on Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) and provided information about program implementation and cost. CW-FIT is a classroom management strategy that aims to improve student behavior and create a positive learning environment. Teachers establish classroom rules, provide instruction on target skills, place students into teams, and then reward teams for demonstrating target skills. Based on the research, the WWC found strong evidence that CW-FIT positively impacted student behavior and promising evidence that CW-FIT positively impacted teacher practice.
New WWC Intervention Report on Good Behavior Game (May 9, 2023)
The WWC reviewed the research on Good Behavior Game and provided information about program implementation and cost. Good Behavior Game is a classroom management strategy that aims to help teachers improve student social skills, minimize disruptive behaviors, and create a positive learning environment. Teachers place students into teams and reward them for demonstrating appropriate behaviors and following classroom rules. Based on the research, the WWC found strong evidence that Good Behavior Game positively impacted student behavior and promising evidence that Good Behavior Game positively impacted teacher practice, student writing conventions, and student writing productivity. The WWC found uncertain effects on literacy and math achievement, student intrapersonal competencies, and school climate.
IES releases new report examining text messaging as a possible means of increasing college enrollment among adults from underserved backgrounds (May 4, 2023)
A new report examines the effectiveness of customized text messages in increasing college enrollment and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates among adults seeking services from Educational Opportunity Centers. Educational Opportunity Centers, one of ED's TRIO programs, seek to provide adults who have low incomes and those who are first-generation college-goers help with navigating barriers to college enrollment, including assistance with completing college and financial aid application processes, academic advising, and personal counseling.
REL Southwest Webinar: Developing Culturally Responsive Educators: Teacher Preparation, Job-Embedded Support, and Professional Educator Growth Systems for Schools Serving Indigenous Populations (May 1, 2023)
This webinar will highlight how the Santa Fe Indian School and REL Southwest aligned the school's educator evaluation system to the context of the New Mexico tribes and pueblos the school serves to develop culturally responsive educators.
REL West Webinar: Identifying Teacher Professional Learning Needs to Support English Learner Student Instruction (May 1, 2023)
This webinar will highlight a REL West resource to identify teacher professional learning needs to support evidence-based English learner instruction for elementary grade students.