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Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Brett, Jessica; Cox, Joshua – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine how competency-based learning (CBL) is defined across states in the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands region and gain insight into barriers and facilitators to implementation of this reform. Many states in the region have started to consider and implement competency-based learning as a…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Definitions, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Kirk, Walters; Smith, Toni M.; Ford, Jennifer; Scheopner Torres, Aubrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, to assess their…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Rural Education, Mathematics Teachers
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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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Walters, Kirk; Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Smith, Toni; Ford, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, to assess their…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Fronius, Trevor; Phillips, Dave – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study describes the characteristics and experiences of beginning public school teachers in the Northeast and Islands Region states and compares them with the characteristics and experiences of beginning teachers nationally using data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing Survey. This study uses data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Fronius, Trevor; Phillips, Dave – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This summary describes a study that examines characteristics and experiences of beginning public school teachers in the Northeast and Islands Region states and compares them with the characteristics and experiences of beginning teachers nationally using data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing Survey. This study uses data from the 2007/08…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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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
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LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four components of data-driven decisionmaking initiatives are identified: (1) Centralized data system/warehouse; (2) Tools…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Data, Decision Making, Centralization
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LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands) to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Data, Decision Making, Centralization
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Hergert, Leslie F.; Gleason, Sonia Caus; Urbano, Carole – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This document presents a summary of the report, "How Eight State Education Agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region Identify and Support Low-Performing Schools and Districts." This larger report describes and analyzes how eight state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Focus Groups, State Departments of Education, Interviews
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Hergert, Leslie F.; Gleason, Sonia Caus; Urbano, Carole – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes and analyzes how eight state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Vermont) identify and support low-performing schools and districts under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Data collection for the report…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Focus Groups, State Departments of Education, Accountability
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Bocala, Candice; Mello, Daniel; Reedy, Kristin; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is an approach to instruction, assessment, and intervention that enables early identification of students who are experiencing academic or behavioral difficulties. The jurisdictions served by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands expressed interest in a study of whether and how state education…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Instructional Improvement, State Departments of Education
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Ellis, Pamela; Grogan, Marian; Levy, Abigail Jurist; Tucker-Seeley, Kevon – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
This report provides state-, regional-, and district-level decisionmakers in the Northeast and Islands Region with a description of the "Compendium of Strategies to Reduce Teacher Turnover in the Northeast and Islands Region," a searchable database of selected profiles of retention strategies implemented in Connecticut, Maine,…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Profiles, Databases, Faculty Mobility