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What's New for July 2021

Using High School and College Data to Predict Teacher Candidates' Performance on the Praxis at Unibetsedåt Guåhan (University of Guam) (July 19, 2021)
REL Pacific explored which student background and academic preparation characteristics predict passing the Praxis Core test and its individual subtest for prospective teachers who enrolled at the Unibestsedåt Guåhan between fall 2012 and fall 2017.

Join the What Works Clearinghouse for a Webinar on Reviewing Studies for the WWC (July 15, 2021)
Join us for a webinar to learn about processes for screening, reviewing, and reconciling WWC studies. The webinar will also cover best practices for entering accurate and complete review data.

Examination of the Validity and Reliability of the Kansas Clinical Assessment Tool (July 7, 2021)
A new report from REL Central describes how the Kansas Clinical Assessment Tool demonstrates validity and reliability to meet the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation requirements for locally developed assessments of teacher candidates.

A Guide to Identifying Similar Schools to Support School Improvement (July 6, 2021)
This REL Central guide describes how the Nebraska Department of Education selected a distance measure to identify similar schools, using a variety of characteristics to help school leaders better understand how their schools are performing relative to their peers.