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Shakman, Karen; Wogan, Diana; Rodriguez, Sheila; Boyce, Jared; Shaver, Debra – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
This toolkit is designed to help school- and district-based practitioners engage in a continuous improvement effort. It provides an overview of continuous improvement and focuses on the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle. It includes tools and resources that practitioners can use to implement a continuous improvement effort in their own schools, districts,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Planning, Readiness, Teamwork
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Bailey, Jessica; Marcus, Jill; Gerzon, Nancy; Early-Hersey, Heidi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
This self-paced online course provides educators with detailed information on creating and using performance assessments. Through five 30-minute modules, practitioners, instructional leaders, and administrators will learn the foundational concepts of assessment literacy and how to develop, score, and use performance assessments. They will also…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Test Construction, Test Use, Assessment Literacy
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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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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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Shakman, Karen; Rodriguez, Sheila M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The Logic Model Workshop Toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate steps for developing and using a logic model for program evaluation. Topics covered in the sessions include an overview of logic models, the elements of a logic model, an introduction to…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Workshops, Program Design
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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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Bocala, Candice; Henry, Susan F.; Mundry, Susan; Morgan, Claire – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The "Practitioner Data Use in Schools: Workshop Toolkit" is designed to help practitioners systematically and accurately use data to inform their teaching practice. The toolkit includes an agenda, slide deck, participant workbook, and facilitator's guide and covers the following topics: developing data literacy, engaging in a cycle of…
Descriptors: Workshops, Teaching Methods, Literacy, Data Analysis
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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