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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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Piontek, Mary E.; Kannapel, Patricia J.; Flory, Michael; Stewart, Molly S. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
A key strategy of the Kentucky Department of Education's and Council on Postsecondary Education's College and Career Readiness Delivery plan is to provide opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. Districts across Kentucky are implementing dual credit programs, but there is little sharing of information about the…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College School Cooperation, High School Students, College Credits
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Sugimoto, Thomas J.; Muller, Patricia A.; Mosier, Gina G.; Williamson, Steven E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
Kentucky is using dual enrollment as one strategy to improve access to postsecondary education for its high school students, particularly after passage of Kentucky Senate Bill 1 in 2009, which focused on improving college and career readiness. The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia undertook a descriptive study of participation in…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College School Cooperation, High School Students, Student Participation
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Sugimoto, Thomas J.; Muller, Patricia A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the rates of retention, mobility, and attrition for classroom teachers in Kentucky public schools, as well as how those rates might vary by various teacher and school characteristics. The study looks at retention, defined as teachers returning to their same classroom ("stayers");…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Public Schools
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Adachi, Eishi; Chesnut, Colleen E.; Johnson, Jerry – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
Members of the West Virginia School Leadership Research Alliance partnered with Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia to study the average retention, attrition, and mobility rates among teachers and administrators in the West Virginia public school system. There is increasing evidence nationwide that low teacher and administrator retention…
Descriptors: Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Public School Teachers, Administrators
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Wayman, Jeffrey C.; Wilkerson, Stephanie B.; Cho, Vincent; Mandinach, Ellen B.; Supovitz, Jonathan A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2016
The Teacher Data Use Survey can be used to query teachers, administrators, and instructional support staff about how teachers use data to support instruction, their attitudes toward data, and the supports that help teachers use data. This guide provides step-by-step instructions to help district and school planners implement the survey. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Surveys, Data
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Cramer, Eric; Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2015
This study examines Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students. These courses are targeted to students scoring just below the state's college readiness benchmarks on the ACT in grade 11. The study found that:…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Remedial Instruction
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Kidron, Yael; Lindsay, Jim – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
REL Appalachia conducted a systematic review of the research evidence on the effects of increased learning time. After screening more than 7,000 studies, REL Appalachia identified 30 that met the most rigorous standards for research. A review of those 30 studies found that increased learning time does not always produce positive results. However,…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Meta Analysis, Academic Standards
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Holian, Laura; Alberg, Martha; Strahl, Jack Daniel; Burgette, John; Cramer, Eric – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
The purpose of this study was to increase the understanding among members of the Southwest Tennessee Rural Education Cooperative (SWTREC), a coalition of superintendents from 12 districts (half of which are rural) surrounding Memphis, about the online and distance-learning courses offered by schools that compose the Cooperative. Data for this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Online Surveys
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, which are voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students in the state. Three groups of students were compared using the population of grade 12 students in Kentucky public…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Benchmarking
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
In response to growing concerns about college readiness, the Kentucky legislature revised the state's assessment and accountability system in an effort to increase the number of students who are ready for college when they graduate. The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education responded by redefining…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Benchmarking, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
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Kidron, Yael; Lindsay, Jim – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
REL Appalachia conducted a systematic review of the research evidence on the effects of increased learning time. After screening more than 7,000 studies, REL Appalachia identified 30 that met the most rigorous standards for research. A review of those 30 studies found that increased learning time does not always produce positive results. However,…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Meta Analysis, Standards
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Ford, James; Harrison, Lynn; Mokher, Christine; Franceschini, Louis; Zoblotsky, Todd – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2012
The supplemental educational services program is a core provision of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The program offers free tutoring in reading/language arts and math from state-approved providers outside of regular school hours. This report explores differences across states and school urban and rural locales in providing…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Enrollment Rate, Tutoring, Attendance
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Zehler, Annette M.; Yin, Chengbin; Donovan, Anne – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2012
State administrators in the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia Region (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) are responding to increased enrollment of English language learner (ELL) students in grades K-12, including in school districts that previously did not enroll ELL students or enrolled only a small number of them. ELL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends
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Geraghty, Thomas M.; Holian, Laura; Gyekye, Adwoa – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2012
In 2009, in response to concerns of state policymakers, Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia published "West Virginia's progress toward universal prekindergarten" (Cavalluzzo et al. 2009), which covered school years 2002/03-2006/07. This follow-up brief updates that report with data for 2007/08-2010/11. It compares the shares of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Participation, Enrollment Rate, Change
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