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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
This guide helps families and caregivers carry out recommended practices described in the What Works Clearinghouse educator's practice guide, "Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers" (ED533112). It provides three tips for supporting writing skills at home: (1) Help children use the writing process for a variety of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Skills, Family Environment, Evidence Based Practice
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Gill, Brian; Goyal, Ravi; Hartog, Jacob; Hotchkiss, John; DeLisle, Danielle – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2020
COVID-19 has profoundly affected educational institutions across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as it has in the rest of the country and around the world. Since March 2020, school buildings statewide have been closed. Although many schools have worked hard to provide instruction remotely, it is likely that schoolchildren all over the state are…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Communicable Diseases, Disease Incidence, Prevention
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Harding, Jessica F.; Herrmann, Mariesa A.; Hanno, Elias S.; Ross, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify an indicator that the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) could use to measure the percentage of entering kindergarteners who are on-track to read on grade level by the end of grade 3. To develop the indicator, this study examined relationships between student scores on SDP's different assessments that…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Language Arts, Early Reading
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Lacoe, Johanna; Manley, Mikia – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2019
The purpose of this report was to describe trends in disciplinary removals in Maryland from the 2009/10 to 2017/18 school years and apply the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) definition of discipline disproportionality to identify and describe disproportionate schools. The report presents an analysis of administrative data from…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion
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Dragoset, Lisa; Baxter, Cassandra; Dotter, Dallas; Walsh, Elias – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2019
The purpose of this report is to investigate the feasibility of constructing a school-level measure of students' academic growth from kindergarten to grade 3, and to assess the validity and precision of that measure. The study measured schoolwide student growth for reading and math using student growth percentiles based on Maryland's 2014/15…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Primary Education, Student Evaluation
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Rogers, Todd; Duncan, Teresa; Wolford, Tonya; Ternovski, John; Subramanyam, Shruthi; Reitano, Adrienne – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
Reducing student absenteeism is a key part of the School District of Philadelphia's plan to boost graduation rates. One of the district's goals is to increase guardians' awareness of absenteeism, with the hope that greater awareness will lead to guardians' taking a more active role in improving their student's attendance and academic performance.…
Descriptors: Attendance, Behavior Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts
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Johnson, Matthew; Bruch, Julie; Gill, Brian – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
In 2011 the U.S. Department of Education tightened the credit standards for Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). Concerned about the possible effects of this change on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic's Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Completion…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Black Colleges, Student Loan Programs, Federal Programs
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O'Conner, Rosemarie; De Feyter, Jessica; Carr, Alyssa; Luo, Jia Lisa; Romm, Helen – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the first in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
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O'Conner, Rosemarie; De Feyter, Jessica; Carr, Alyssa; Luo, Jia Lisa; Romm, Helen – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the second in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
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O'Conner, Rosemarie; De Feyter, Jessica; Carr, Alyssa; Luo, Jia Lisa; Romm, Helen – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the third in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
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O'Conner, Rosemarie; De Feyter, Jessica; Carr, Alyssa; Luo, Jia Lisa; Romm, Helen – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2017
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the fourth in a series of four related reports about what is known about SEL programs for students ages 3-8. The report series addresses four issues raised…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
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Blitz, Cynthia L.; Schulman, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
For more than a decade education practitioners have promoted the professional learning community (PLC) as an effective way to provide professional development to teachers. As more PLCs are established in schools and districts nationwide, education stakeholders--researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers--are interested in…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Gill, Brian; Shoji, Megan; Coen, Thomas; Place, Kate – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
School districts and states across the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic Region and the country as a whole have been modifying their teacher evaluation systems to identify more effective and less effective teachers and provide better feedback to improve instructional practice. The new systems typically include components related to…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Test Bias, Test Content, School Districts
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McCullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian; Cheban, Irina – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This study examines the accuracy of performance ratings from the Framework for Leadership (FFL), Pennsylvania's tool for evaluating the leadership practices of principals and assistant principals. The study analyzed four key properties of the FFL: score variation, internal consistency, year-to-year stability, and concurrent validity. Score…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Evaluation
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McCullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian; Cheban, Irina – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. This study examines the accuracy of performance ratings from the Framework for Leadership (FFL), Pennsylvania's tool for evaluating the leadership practices of principals and assistant principals. The study analyzed four key…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Evaluation
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