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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner (ELL) students in one urban district in Connecticut. The study found that ELL students in special education had English proficiency scores significantly lower than the mean for all ELL students…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, School Districts, Language Proficiency
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner (ELL) students in one urban district in Connecticut. Study authors found…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, School Districts, Language Proficiency
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Grady, Matthew W.; O'Dwyer, Laura M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
REL Northeast & Islands at Education Development Center, in partnership with the English Language Learners Alliance, has developed a new survey tool--The English Language Learner Program Survey for Principals--to help state education departments collect consistent data on the education of English language learner students. Designed for school…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Surveys, Principals, School Policy
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O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Analyzing data that possess some form of nesting is often challenging for applied researchers or district staff who are involved in or in charge of conducting data analyses. This report provides a description of the challenges for analyzing nested data and provides a primer of how multilevel regression modeling may be used to resolve these…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Data, Models
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner students in one urban district in New England. The study found that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The number of English language learners has grown in the Northeast & Islands Region over the past decade. While the total student population shrank 3.5 percent between 2001/02 and 2009/10, the population of English language learner students grew 7.6 percent and now constitutes 6.1 percent of students in the region, up from 5.5 percent in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, Urban Areas, Language Proficiency
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Hoyle, Craig D.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Chang, Quincy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
The Maine Department of Education wanted to use longitudinal data from its data system to better understand whether and how student and school characteristics are associated with student performance on the state-mandated Maine High School Assessment (MHSA). It was particularly interested in understanding the factors associated with changes in test…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervals, Critical Reading, Educational Improvement
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Hoyle, Craig D.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Chang, Quincy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
The Maine Department of Education wanted to use longitudinal data from its data system to better understand whether and how student and school characteristics are associated with student performance on the state-mandated Maine High School Assessment (MHSA). It was particularly interested in understanding the factors associated with changes in test…
Descriptors: High Schools, Critical Reading, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs