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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall, public school and private programs separately, and programs in local education agencies with different…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Equal Education, Validated Programs, Access to Education
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study that explored the pathways through which new teachers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 earned certificates, their certification areas, and their subsequent placement and retention in districts across the state, particularly high-need districts. New York State provides multiple certification…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Placement, Teacher Certification
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study that explored attendance supports aimed at reducing chronic absenteeism that Rhode Island's Providence Public School District (PPSD) schools implemented in the 2018/19 school year. The study investigated what attendance supports were most commonly implemented with fidelity in 2018/19 by…
Descriptors: Attendance, Intervention, Public Schools, School Districts
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
Teacher induction and mentoring programs are increasingly promoted as an effective mechanism for improving new teacher quality, new teacher retention, and student outcomes. This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a larger study that examined teacher survey and staffing data to describe new teachers' participation in a large urban…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has developed state systems of monitoring and support for low-performing schools that include measuring schools on a Turnaround Practices and Indicators (TP&I) rubric focused on four turnaround practice areas. This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a larger…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, Leadership
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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
Turnover in the early childhood educator workforce affects the quality of the early childhood education environment and has been linked to weakened language and social development. Turnover also influences school effectiveness, as the academic and financial costs of turnover for student learning and school budgets are considerable. To inform…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Salaries
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
Vermont passed universal prekindergarten (preK) legislation in 2014 (Act 166) in an effort to increase access to high-quality preK programs for all young children in the state. Act 166 provides state-funded preK to all 3- and 4-year-olds (and to 5-year-olds who are not eligible for kindergarten). Families can enroll their children at no cost in…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Preschool Education, Access to Education, Preschool Children
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Theriault, S. B.; Walston, J.; Li, Y.; Pan, J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, like other state education agencies and school districts, recognizes that the quality of instruction is a key lever to turning around low-performing schools. As part of annual monitoring of state-designated low-performing schools, the department's external monitors observe…
Descriptors: Observation, Scores, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, like other state education agencies and school districts, recognizes that the quality of instruction is a key lever to turning around low-performing schools. As part of annual monitoring of low-performing schools, the department uses Teachstone's Classroom Assessment Scoring…
Descriptors: Observation, Scores, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Bailey, J.; Khanani, N.; Lacireno-Paquet, N.; Shakman, K.; Bock, G. – 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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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
Rhode Island, like many other states, wants to better understand teacher mobility and attrition because of the adverse effects teacher turnover can have on student achievement and local education budgets. Leaders at the Rhode Island Department of Education want to understand what factors are related to teacher mobility, retention, and attrition,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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Hanita, M.; Bailey, J.; Khanani, N.; Bocala, C.; Zweig, J.; Bock, G. – 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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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
Connecticut is one of 29 states that require beginning teachers to complete an induction program to mitigate high turnover and lower efficacy among early-career teachers. Its two-year Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program provides guidance to beginning teachers through several mechanisms, including five instructional modules and ongoing…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Program Effectiveness
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Henry, Susan F.; Mello, Dan; Avery, Maria-Paz; Parker, Caroline; Stafford, Erin – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Most state departments of education across the United States recommend or require that districts use a home language survey as the first step in a multistep process of identifying students who qualify for English learner student services. School districts typically administer the home language survey to parents and guardians during a student's…
Descriptors: Native Language, Surveys, English Language Learners, Identification
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