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Hector-Mason, Anestine; Narlock, Jason; Muhisani, Helen; Bhatt, Monica P. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research has classified strategies to facilitate adult learners' transitions to postsecondary opportunities into five broad categories: advising, General Educational Development-plus (GED-plus), English as a second language, career pathways, and college preparatory (Zafft, Kallenbach, & Spohn, 2006). This two-part study relied on…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education, State Government
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Molefe, Ayrin; Burke, Matthew R.; Collins, Nancy; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research shows that rural students' education expectations and aspirations, as well as their postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates, tend to be lower than those of nonrural students. However, much of that prior research may not apply to today's students because it uses old data or focuses on individual states or purposive samples.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Expectation
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Molefe, Ayrin; Proger, Amy; Burke, Matthew R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
This study examined rural-nonrural differences in postsecondary educational expectations and the attainment of expectations for grade 10 students attending rural and nonrural high schools in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest region and how these differences compare with rural-nonrural differences in the rest of the nation. For…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Expectation, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Greenberg, Ariela; Hawkinson, Laura; Metzger, Ivan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2016
This report describes common and unique approaches that Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Region states have adopted in developing and implementing their quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). A QRIS is a method for assessing, improving, and communicating the quality of early childhood education and care providers. The study…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Grants, Quality Assurance
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van der Ploeg, Arie; Wan, Yinmei; Garcia, Alicia N.; Wraight, Sara; Burke, Matthew; Norbury, Heather; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
Like other states across the country, the seven states in the Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) have been striving to meet the performance targets established under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
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van der Ploeg, Arie; Wan, Yinmei; Garcia, Alicia N.; Wraight, Sara; Burke, Matthew; Norbury, Heather; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
This report presents statistical profiles for the Midwest Region states of school districts designated as "in improvement" for school year 2009/10 under accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and compares the prevalence and characteristics of these districts and those of districts not in improvement. It also…
Descriptors: Profiles, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Detgen, Amy; Yamashita, Mika; Davis, Brittany; and Wraight, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2011
Based on a review of state documents and interviews with state and local officials in six Midwest Region states, this qualitative study describes state education agency policy development and planning for response to intervention approaches to instruction. It also looks at the support provided to districts and schools implementing response to …
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation