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Shields, Katherine A.; Bailey, Jessica; Hanita, Makoto; Zhang, Xinxin – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This study examined participation in accelerated college credit programs dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and Advanced Placement courses in Rhode Island high schools to understand their effects on educational attainment in the 2013/14 grade 9 cohort. The state, which has funded and promoted these opportunities for students to earn college…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This Study Snapshot highlights key findings where the Rhode Island Department of Education, the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, and state legislators sought evidence of the effects of state-funded programs for students to earn college credit during high school. Using data on the 2013/14 statewide grade 9 cohort, this…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
The "The Effects of Accelerated College Credit Programs on Educational Attainment in Rhode Island" study examined participation in accelerated college credit programs dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and Advanced Placement courses in Rhode Island high schools to understand their effects on educational attainment in the 2013/14…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
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Bailey, Jessica; Hanita, Makoto; Khanani, Noman; Zhang, Xinxin – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This applied research methods report is a guide for state and local education agency policymakers and their analysts who are interested in studying teacher mobility and retention. This report provides the foundational information needed to answer policy-relevant research questions related to teacher mobility and retention and presents the decision…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Hanita, Makoto; Bailey, Jessica; Khanani, Noman; Zhang, Xinxin – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This applied research methods report is a guide for state and local education agency policymakers and their analysts who are interested in studying teacher mobility and retention. This report is the second in a two-part set and builds on the foundational information in report 1. This report presents guidance on how to interpret differences in…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
The REL Northeast & Islands studied rates of out-of-field teaching among beginning teachers who completed a teacher preparation program in Rhode Island. This brief is intended to support state stakeholders and teacher preparation program providers who are interested in understanding staffing patterns of new teachers trained in public, private,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Selection, Teacher Qualifications
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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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Kochanek, Julie Reed; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Carey, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This report describes the approach that REL Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) used to guide its eight research alliances toward collaboratively identifying a shared research agenda. A key feature of their approach was a two-workshop series, during which alliance members created a set of research questions on a shared topic of education policy and/or…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Agenda Setting, Workshops, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Morgan, Claire; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Motivated by the need to improve teaching and learning and by federal priorities reflected in requirements for grant programs such as Race to the Top and the Teacher Incentive Fund, many states are developing teacher evaluation systems that include measures of individual teachers' contributions to their students' learning growth. One way to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Behavioral Objectives, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Morgan, Claire; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Motivated by the need to improve teaching and learning and by federal priorities reflected in requirements for grant programs such as Race to the Top and the Teacher Incentive Fund, many states are developing teacher evaluation systems that include measures of individual teachers' contributions to their students' learning growth. One way to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Content Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Web Sites
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Irwin, Clare W.; O'Dwyer, Laura; Cook, Kyle DeMeo – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The Early Childhood Educator Survey and the Early Childhood Administrator Survey allow users to collect consistent data on the use of child assessments and learning standards in early childhood learning settings. Each survey includes modules on educator/administrator background information, assessment use, and learning standards implementation.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Administrator Characteristics
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Bocala, Candice; Morgan, Claire; Mundry, Susan; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
With more than half of children with disabilities being educated in the general education classroom, and with federal education law requiring improved learning outcomes for these students, preparing general education teachers to work effectively with all students is critical. This report on teacher certification requirements in the nine Northeast…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, State Departments of Education, Special Education Teachers
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Zorfass, Judith; Urbano, Carole – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
This study, conducted during the 2006/07 academic year, describes how four midsize urban school districts in the Northeast and Islands Region--Worcester, Massachusetts; Nashua, New Hampshire; Yonkers, New York; and Providence, Rhode Island--were providing foundation skills assessments and programs to struggling middle-grade readers. Researchers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, School Districts, Basic Skills
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Henderson, Susan; Petrosino, Anthony; Guckenburg, Sarah; Hamilton, Stephen – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2007
This report examines a Massachusetts pilot program for quarterly benchmark exams in middle-school mathematics, finding that program schools do not show greater gains in student achievement after a year. But that finding might reflect limited data rather than ineffective benchmark assessments. Benchmark assessments are used in many districts…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Middle Schools