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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shields, Katherine A.; Agnew, Lauren; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2019
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) partnered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to examine the pathways used by students to attain a Regents diploma at the outset of a new policy expanding those pathways in June 2015. Under the new 4+1 pathways policy, students could replace one of the two…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Social Studies, Achievement Gap
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Ryan, Sarah; Lavigne, Heather J.; Zweig, Jacqueline S.; Buffington, Pamela J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Districts across the nation are seeking ways to increase efficiency by maintaining, if not improving, educational outcomes using fewer resources. One measure that is sometimes used as a proxy for school district efficiency is an expenditure-to-performance ratio, for example a ratio of per pupil expenditures to student academic performance. This…
Descriptors: School Districts, Expenditure per Student, Academic Achievement, Computation
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Therriault, Susan; Li, Yibing; Bhatt, Monica P.; Narlock, Jason – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
High school graduation is a critical milestone for students as it has implications for future opportunity and success on both individual and societal levels. In Puerto Rico recent changes in how high school graduation rates are calculated have drawn closer attention to the issue of high school graduation and thus a growing interest in…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, High School Students, Graduation, Correlation
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This longitudinal study analyzes high school graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It extends the work of Kieffer and Parker (2016) by investigating the high school graduation rates and the types of diploma earned by the 1,734 students who entered New York City public…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
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Henry, Susan F.; Mello, Dan; Avery, Maria-Paz; Parker, Caroline; Stafford, Erin – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Most state departments of education across the United States recommend or require that districts use a home language survey as the first step in a multistep process of identifying students who qualify for English learner student services. School districts typically administer the home language survey to parents and guardians during a student's…
Descriptors: Native Language, Surveys, English Language Learners, Identification
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Lavigne, Heather J.; Ryan, Sarah; Zweig, Jacqueline S.; Buffington, Pamela J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
State education budgets have shrunk since the economic recession of 2007-09. During the 2012-13 school year 35 states provided less funding for education than they had five years earlier (Leachman, Albares, Masterson, & Wallace, 2016; Levin et al., 2012; Oliff, Mai, & Leachman, 2012). As a result, districts across the country are seeking…
Descriptors: School Districts, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Expenditures
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Petrosino, Anthony; Fronius, Trevor; Goold, Cailean C.; Losen, Daniel J.; Turner, Herbert M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Discipline in schools can be categorized as exclusionary actions, which remove students from their normal learning setting (for example, out-of-school suspension), or inclusionary actions, which do not (for example, afterschool detention). The relationship of exclusionary discipline to negative outcomes for students, particularly racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Discipline, Data Analysis, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Achievement
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Irwin, Clare W.; Stafford, Erin T. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This guide describes a five-step collaborative process that educators can use with other educators, researchers, and content experts to write or adapt questions and develop surveys for education contexts. This process allows educators to leverage the expertise of individuals within and outside of their organization to ensure a high-quality survey…
Descriptors: Surveys, Test Construction, Educational Cooperation, Test Items
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Pazzaglia, Angela M.; Stafford, Erin T.; Rodriguez, Sheila M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This guide describes a five-step collaborative process that educators can use with other educators, researchers, and content experts to write or adapt questions and develop surveys for education contexts. This process allows educators to leverage the expertise of individuals within and outside of their organization to ensure a high-quality survey…
Descriptors: Surveys, Sampling, Testing, Sample Size
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Pazzaglia, Angela M.; Stafford, Erin T.; Rodriguez, Sheila M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This guide describes a five-step collaborative process that educators can use with other educators, researchers, and content experts to write or adapt questions and develop surveys for education contexts. This process allows educators to leverage the expertise of individuals within and outside of their organization to ensure a high-quality survey…
Descriptors: Surveys, Data Analysis, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Statistics
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Ryan, Sarah; Cox, Joshua D. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Many states are moving away from approaches that base student advancement on credits and "seat time" toward competency-based learning approaches that provide schools with the flexibility to link a student's advancement to mastery of content. Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, in partnership with the Northeast…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Surveys, Student Experience, High School Students
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
The goal of the English Language Learners Research Alliance (ELLA) is to collaborate with states, districts, and schools on the use of data to identify and understand the diversity of their English Language Learner (ELL) population along a range of demographic factors, such as educational background, cultural and linguistic characteristics,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Agenda Setting, Research Needs, Student Characteristics
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Irwin, Clare W.; Madura, John P.; Bamat, David; McDermott, Paul A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Measuring classroom quality and ensuring high-quality learning experiences for young children are interests of the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, a research alliance of Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. This study, conducted in collaboration with the alliance, addresses these interests by examining multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, At Risk Students
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Shields, Katherine A.; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Greller, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
As a growing number of states require kindergarten entry assessments, more state and district administrators are becoming interested in how their peers use these assessments around the country. Given this interest, state administrators participating in Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands Early Childhood Education Research…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Public Schools, Correlation
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
With the rapid growth in the number of English learner students served by schools in the United States, educators are increasingly concerned with how these students progress toward proficiency in English. The large and diverse English learner student population in New York City public schools, where more than 41┬ápercent of students speak a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Public Schools, Kindergarten
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