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Lavigne, Heather; Caven, Meg; Bock, Georgia; Zhang, Xinxin; Braham, Emily – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
In recent years Rhode Island's Providence Public School District (PPSD) has put initiatives in place to reduce high chronic absenteeism. This study explored attendance supports aimed at reducing chronic absenteeism that PPSD schools implemented in the 2018/19 school year. Although some schools had attendance supports in place before 2018/19, in…
Descriptors: Attendance, Intervention, Public Schools, School Districts
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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
The "Exploring Implementation of Attendance Supports to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism in the Providence Public School District" study examined 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…
Descriptors: Attendance, Intervention, Public Schools, School Districts
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This longitudinal study analyzes high school graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It extends the work of Kieffer and Parker (2016) by investigating the high school graduation rates and the types of diploma earned by the 1,734 students who entered New York City public…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
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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
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
The goal of the English Language Learners Research Alliance (ELLA) is to collaborate with states, districts, and schools on the use of data to identify and understand the diversity of their English Language Learner (ELL) population along a range of demographic factors, such as educational background, cultural and linguistic characteristics,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Agenda Setting, Research Needs, Student Characteristics
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
With the rapid growth in the number of English learner students served by schools in the United States, educators are increasingly concerned with how these students progress toward proficiency in English. The large and diverse English learner student population in New York City public schools, where more than 41┬ápercent of students speak a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Public Schools, Kindergarten
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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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Rodriguez, Sheila M.; Estacion, Angela – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
As the name indicates, the College Readiness Data Catalog Tool focuses on identifying data that can indicate a student's college readiness. While college readiness indicators may also signal career readiness, many states, districts, and other entities, including the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), do not systematically collect career readiness…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Data, Educational Indicators, Data Collection
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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