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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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Harris, Julie C.; Warner, Miya T.; Yee, Kaily; Wilkerson, Stephanie B. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
To help students leave high school on a path toward success in the labor market, education policymakers and practitioners often focus on improving career and technical education (CTE) opportunities in high school. Understanding the alignment between high school CTE programs and the labor market is an important step in this process. To support CTE…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High Schools, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship
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Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
These are the appendixes for the report, "Assessing the Alignment between West Virginia's High School Career and Technical Education Programs and the Labor Market." The study found that 70 percent of West Virginia's long-term projected employment openings typically require some occupational preparation beyond a high school diploma but…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High Schools, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship
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To help students leave high school on a path toward success in the labor market, education policymakers and practitioners often focus on improving career and technical education (CTE) opportunities in high school. This study quantifies the system-level alignment between West Virginia's high school CTE programs and the labor market. West Virginia…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High Schools, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship
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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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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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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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Education leaders in Virginia use early access to Algebra I as one method to increase students' likelihood of graduating from high school prepared for college and careers. This study used administrative data to calculate descriptive statistics on Algebra I outcomes and attainment of college preparatory diplomas among students by their grade 5 math…
Descriptors: Algebra, College Preparation, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Princiotta, Daniel; Thornton, Patrick; Seftor, Neil; Dec, Sarah; Schaefer, Victoria; Jonas, Deborah – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2020
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) supported Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff with training, coaching, and technical support to execute quantitative analyses aimed at two research questions: (1) which schools performed better, worse, or about the same as predicted with respect to grade 3 students' mathematics…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests
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Flory, Michael; Cramer, Eric – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2017
Kentucky offers college preparatory transition courses in math, reading, and English to grade 12 students. The courses are designed as one possible intervention for students who do not meet state college readiness benchmarks in one or more of those subjects on the ACT in grade 11. This study updates a previous Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Transitional Programs, Grade 12, College Readiness
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Rolfhus, Eric; House, Emily; Douglas, Brian; Leeds, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2017
In recent years Tennessee policymakers have focused on improving the college outcomes of high school graduates. For example, the Tennessee Promise scholarship established in 2014 offers two years of community or technical college free to eligible high school graduates (Tennessee Promise, 2015). Given such policy developments, it is important to…
Descriptors: College Students, High School Graduates, Cohort Analysis, Outcomes of Education
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