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Caven, Meg; Durodoye, Raifu, Jr.; Zhang, Xinxin; Bock, Georgia – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
A large urban school district wanted to understand how its first-year teacher mentoring program might better support the district goals of increasing retention and maintaining a diverse workforce. This study investigated new teachers' participation in that program; how participation varied across teacher characteristics, especially how…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Caven, M.; Durodoye, R.; Zhang, X.; Bock, G. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
A large urban school district wanted to understand how its first-year teacher mentoring program might better support the district goals of increasing retention and maintaining a diverse workforce. The study investigated new teachers' participation in that program; how participation varied across teacher characteristics, especially how…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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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
These are the appendixes for the report, "Variation in Mentoring Practices and Retention across New Teacher Demographic Characteristics under a Large Urban District's New Teacher Mentoring Program." A large urban school district wanted to understand how its first-year teacher mentoring program might better support the district goals of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline; Bocala, Candice; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Policymakers and researchers increasingly recommend aligning educator evaluations and professional development to improve instruction and student learning. However, few empirical studies have examined the relationship between new educator evaluation systems and the professional development in which teachers engage following their evaluation. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts
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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Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica; Zweig, Jacqueline; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This brief describes findings from a study of teachers who were rated less than proficient on one or more standards on a large urban district's newly developed educator evaluation system. Evaluators prescribed professional development activities, such as courses, workshops, coaching, and mentoring, and professional practice activities, such as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Riordan, Julie; Shakman, Karen; Chang, Quincy; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. REL Northeast and Islands, in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the New Hampshire Department of Education conducted a study of the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Standards, School Districts
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Riordan, Julie; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Chang, Quincy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
REL Northeast and Islands, in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and the New Hampshire Department of Education, conducted a study of the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems in New Hampshire's School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. While the basic system features are similar across district…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Standards, School Districts
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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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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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Irwin, Clare W.; O'Dwyer, Laura; Cook, Kyle DeMeo – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The Early Childhood Educator Survey and the Early Childhood Administrator Survey allow users to collect consistent data on the use of child assessments and learning standards in early childhood learning settings. Each survey includes modules on educator/administrator background information, assessment use, and learning standards implementation.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Administrator Characteristics
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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