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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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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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Bailey, Jessica; Khanani, Norman; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shakman, Karen; Bock, Georgia – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
Because teacher turnover can adversely affect student achievement and local education budgets, many states want to better understand the extent to which teachers switch schools or leave the state public school system. Leaders at the Rhode Island Department of Education are interested specifically in understanding factors related to teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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Hanita, Makoto; Bailey, Jessica; Khanani, Noman; Bocala, Candice; Zweig, Jacqueline; Bock, Georgia – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
Connecticut is one of many states that implements an induction program for beginning teachers to mitigate high turnover and lower efficacy among early-career teachers. The state's Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program requires beginning teachers to complete five instructional modules, have a certain number of contact hours with a mentor,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Program Effectiveness
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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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Bailey, Jessica; Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This study examined the relationship between teacher demographic characteristics (race/ethnicity, age, and gender) and teacher summative performance evaluation ratings in a large urban district over three school years--2012/13-2014/15. In all three years a disproportionately large percentage of Black teachers, teachers age 50 and older, and male…
Descriptors: Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline; Bocala, Candice; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Policymakers and researchers increasingly recommend aligning educator evaluations and professional development to improve instruction and student learning. However, few empirical studies have examined the relationship between new educator evaluation systems and the professional development in which teachers engage following their evaluation. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Recent changes in the policy environment have led states and districts in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast & Islands Region to increase the rigor of their teacher evaluation systems by including more frequent observations or student test score data. States and districts nationwide began reforming their evaluation systems as…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Satisfaction, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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Bailey, Jessica; Bocala, Candice; Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Nationwide, the prevalence of new educator evaluation systems has increased since the inception of federal initiatives such as the Race to the Top grant competition. Yet limited empirical research examines teacher demographic characteristics and their relationship to teacher evaluation outcomes, such as teacher evaluation ratings. Previous…
Descriptors: Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This study examined the relationship between teachers' perceptions of school professional climate and their satisfaction with the process for evaluating their performance. It used the responses of a nationally representative sample of teachers to examine whether teachers' satisfaction with the evaluation process was associated with two measures of…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Satisfaction, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica; Zweig, Jacqueline; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This brief describes findings from a study of teachers who were rated less than proficient on one or more standards on a large urban district's newly developed educator evaluation system. Evaluators prescribed professional development activities, such as courses, workshops, coaching, and mentoring, and professional practice activities, such as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts