Regional Educational Laboratory Program

Students with disabilities in Utah: A look at school mobility, dropout, and graduation rates across the different disability categories
REL West has released a report that documents the single-year mobility and dropout rates, as well as the four-year cohort dropout and graduation rates, for students in Utah by disability categories.
New REL report investigates initial implementation of new multiple-measure teacher evaluations in Arizona
REL West identified initial implementation challenges and described staff perceptions of new multiple-measure teacher evaluations aligned with the Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness.
How common is repeating Algebra I, and how much do students improve when they repeat?
This REL West study explores the prevalence of students repeating Algebra I, who is most likely to repeat the course, and the level of improvement for students who repeat.
REL Study Describes What Math Educators in Rural Schools Need in Order to Implement the Common Core State Standards for Math
Based on input from the Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance, REL Northeast & Islands conducted a needs assessment of rural Northeast math educators who have begun to implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Relationships among multiple teacher evaluation measures in Arizona: Results from the Arizona Department of Education’s pilot model
REL West explored how well a new teacher evaluation model piloted by the Arizona Department of Education differentiated between higher- and lower-performing teachers and examined the relationships between different component measures (observations, stakeholder surveys, and student academic progress).

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What Works Clearinghouse

College Bound with the WWC
Updated for 2014! Overwhelmed this college application season? The WWC can help.
College Bound with the WWC
Updated for 2014! Overwhelmed this college application season? The WWC can help.
New Quick Review on “Effects of the FITKids Randomized Controlled Trial on Executive Control and Brain Function”
This study examined whether the Fitness Improves Thinking in Kids (FITKids) after-school program improves executive control, increases aerobic fitness, and lowers body mass index (BMI) in students ages 7–9.
Do Residential Learning Communities Benefit Students in Postsecondary Developmental Education?
Residential learning communities, or living-learning programs, seek to improve student learning and success by integrating students’ academic and daily living environments.
Linked Learning Communities in Postsecondary Developmental Education
Linked learning communities aim to improve academic outcomes by facilitating active learning and integrating themes and concepts in a community-based setting.

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National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)

NCSER Announces 2014 Single-Case Design Summer Training Institute
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) at the Institute of Education Sciences announces its 4th Summer Research Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis.
IES has released FY2015 Funding Announcements for NCSER Grant Competitions in Special Education Research
IES has released FY2015 Funding Announcements for NCSER Grant Competitions in Special Education Research (CFDA 84.
IES Releases Synthesis of Research on Improving Reading
This report summarizes findings from research supported by Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on effective methods for assessing students with or at risk for reading disabilities, the basic cognitive and linguistic processes behind reading disabilities, how to make reading instruction more effective for students with reading disabilities, and how to bring research-based instructional practices into the classroom.
IES Releases Synthesis of Research on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education
The purpose of the synthesis is to describe what has been learned from research grants on early intervention and childhood education funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research and published in peer-reviewed outlets through June 2010.
NCSER Announces FY 2013 Research and Research Training Grants
IES recently made new research and research training grant awards for applications considered under the June and September 2012 deadlines.

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