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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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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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Petrosino, Anthony; Fronius, Trevor; Goold, Cailean C.; Losen, Daniel J.; Turner, Herbert M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Discipline in schools can be categorized as exclusionary actions, which remove students from their normal learning setting (for example, out-of-school suspension), or inclusionary actions, which do not (for example, afterschool detention). The relationship of exclusionary discipline to negative outcomes for students, particularly racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Discipline, Data Analysis, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Achievement
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Meyers, Coby; Wan, Yinmei – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
Identifying schools that are beating the odds--schools that are exceeding academic performance expectations, given the composition of their student body--can lead to promising practices that other schools serving similar populations can implement. Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands used data on high-poverty high schools in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Poverty, Public Schools
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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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Ryan, Sarah; Cox, Joshua D. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Many states are moving away from approaches that base student advancement on credits and "seat time" toward competency-based learning approaches that provide schools with the flexibility to link a student's advancement to mastery of content. Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, in partnership with the Northeast…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Surveys, Student Experience, High School Students
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Meyers, Coby V.; Wan, Yinmei – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands conducted this study using data on public high schools in Puerto Rico from national and territory databases to compare methods for identifying beating-the-odds schools. Schools were identified by two methods, a status method that ranked high-poverty schools based on their current observed…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods
Seager, Andrew; Madura, John P.; Cox, Joshua; Carey, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
This descriptive study of a change initiative by the Syracuse (NY) City School District informs the question, "How do school boards and districts better use research and data to inform policy decisions?" Researchers used interviews and artifacts to describe how the district developed and implemented a new discipline policy, the Syracuse…
Descriptors: School Districts, Boards of Education, Data Analysis, Information Utilization
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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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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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Louie, Josephine; Brodesky, Amy; Brett, Jessica; Yang, Li-Ming; Tan, Yvette – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires states to ensure that all students make adequate yearly progress in achieving proficiency in English language arts and math. This study examines how six diverse schools have responded to the challenge of educating their students in math, particularly students with disabilities and other…
Descriptors: School Culture, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs