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Harris, Julie C.; Jonas, Deborah L.; Schmidt, Rebecca A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
In Virginia, all high school students can earn either a Standard diploma or an Advanced Studies diploma, the latter being a college preparatory diploma. Starting in 2017, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) began requiring students graduating with the Standard diploma to earn a career and technical education (CTE) credential to encourage…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Vocational Education, Credentials, Graduation Requirements
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Schmidt, Rebecca A.; Park, C. J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
Student success in postsecondary education depends on academic preparation and on having the nonacademic knowledge, skills, and behaviors to successfully navigate the demands of postsecondary study. While nonacademic competencies are important for all students, rural and high-poverty populations face unique nonacademic challenges, such as access…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Intervention, Rural Population
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Pratt-Williams, Jaunelle; Harris, Julie; Saucedo, Daniela; Mislevy, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia researchers developed the Cost-Feasibility Analysis (CFA) Toolkit to help education leaders estimate whether implementing supplemental online programs is affordable given a school or district's available resources. The CFA Toolkit guides users through a four-stage process that yields cost information that…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Feasibility Studies, Supplementary Education, Online Courses
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Seftor, Neil; Shannon, Lisa; Wilkerson, Stephanie; Klute, Mary – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis is a statistical modeling approach that uses quantitative data to predict future outcomes by generating decision trees. CART analysis can be useful for educators to inform their decision-making. For example, educators can use a decision tree from a CART analysis to identify students who are most…
Descriptors: Flow Charts, Decision Making, Statistical Analysis, Data Use
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Harris, Julie C.; Jonas, Deborah L.; Schmidt, Rebecca A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
In Virginia, there has been a long-term effort to increase the number of graduates who earn career and technical education (CTE) credentials. These CTE credentials are intended to provide high school graduates with additional preparation for college and careers. In 2013, the Virginia Board of Education added a CTE credential requirement to the…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Vocational Education, Credentials, Educational Trends
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Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
This Study Snapshot highlights findings from a larger study on Career and technical education (CTE) credentials in Virginia. In 2013, the Virginia legislature added a CTE credential requirement to the Standard diploma for students who entered grade 9 for the first time in 2013 or later. At Virginia CTE leaders' request, the Regional Educational…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Vocational Education, Credentials, Educational Trends
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The "Career and Technical Education Credentials in Virginia High Schools: Trends in Attainment and College Enrollment Outcomes" study examined attainment rates of career and technical education (CTE) credentials, completion rates of CTE programs of study, and college enrollment rates from 2011 to 2017 in Virginia. The findings suggest a…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Vocational Education, Credentials, Educational Trends
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Friedman, Kerry; Kassner, Laura; Araoz, Carmen; Dempsey, Kathleen – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
The Community Math Night Facilitators' Toolkit is a detailed resource for elementary school educators to plan and implement a Community Math Night event. Community Math Nights use interactive math activities to engage families in building positive math attitudes, facilitate their participation in children's learning in grades K-5, and build a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Family Involvement, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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This workbook is a companion to the "Community Math Night Facilitators' Toolkit. REL 2022-120" (ED615952), a comprehensive resource for elementary school educators to plan and implement a Community Math Night. A Community Math Night brings together educators, students, and their families to: (1) learn about, talk about, and have fun with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Mislevy, Jessica; Schmidt, Rebecca; Puma, Michael; Ezekoye, Andrew; Saucedo, Daniela – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
The Virginia Department of Education's Virtual Virginia (VVA) program delivers more than 90 supplemental online courses to more than 10,000 middle and high school students each year. The department partnered with Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia to examine the relationship between students' participation in a subset of 31 VVA…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Electronic Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Schiller, Ellen; Chow, Kirby; Thayer, Sara; Nakamura, Jennifer; Wilkerson, Stephanie B.; Puma, Mike – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
Most states are using a multi -tiered system of supports (MTSS) or response to intervention (RTI) framework for improving the quality of instruction for all students and addressing the needs of students at risk for poor learning outcomes. Supporting educators in using tools to calibrate their MTSS/RTI implementation to the state's expected…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Response to Intervention, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation
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These are the appendixes for the report, "What Tools Have States Developed or Adapted to Assess Schools' Implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports/Response to Intervention Framework?" Most states are using a multi -tiered system of supports (MTSS) or response to intervention (RTI) framework for improving the quality of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Response to Intervention, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Educators in Tennessee use Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2] ), a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), to address problems early for students at risk for poor learning outcomes. Tennessee Department of Education officials sought to support schools and districts implementing RTI[superscript 2] with a tool that…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Response to Intervention, Educational Assessment, Program Implementation
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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Jonas, Deborah Lynne; Schmidt, Rebecca Anne; Sieber, Mark; Buffington, Pam; Neumayer DePiper, Jill; Aroaz, Carmen – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
Education leaders in Virginia use early access to Algebra I as one method to provide students more time to take college preparatory courses in high school, thereby increasing students' likelihood of graduating prepared for college and careers. Yet, little data are available for these leaders to examine whether their approach is warranted. Members…
Descriptors: Algebra, College Preparation, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
This document provides the two appendixes that accompany the full report, "Algebra I and College Preparatory Diploma Outcomes among Virginia Students Who Completed Algebra I in Grades 7-9." Appendix A, "Methods," details the data sources, study population, and analysis methods used in the study. Appendix B, "Supporting…
Descriptors: Algebra, College Preparation, Grade 7, Grade 8
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