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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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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
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Shields, Katherine A.; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Greller, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
As a growing number of states require kindergarten entry assessments, more state and district administrators are becoming interested in how their peers use these assessments around the country. Given this interest, state administrators participating in Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands Early Childhood Education Research…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Public Schools, Correlation
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Shields, Katherine A.; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Greller, Sara – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. Child development research on the importance of early experiences for later life outcomes has underscored the need for effective early childhood education. With the aim of providing high-quality education, many kindergarten…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Public Schools, Correlation
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Zweig, Jacqueline; Irwin, Clare W.; Kook, Janna Fuccillo; Cox, Josh – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The purpose of this study is to describe what data preschools in a mid-sized city in the Northeast collect, how they use that data, and the challenges they face. The study focuses on three types of data: early learning outcomes, dosage (i.e., the amount of exposure to early childhood education), and classroom quality. The report further…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Zweig, Jacqueline; Irwin, Clare W.; Kook, Janna Fuccillo; Cox, Josh – 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. This study explores how seven early childhood education programs in a mid-sized city in the Northeast region are collecting and using data, how they would like to use data, how they could use the data that they have, and the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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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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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
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Parker, Caroline E.; Louie, Josephine; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are significant predictors of performance on reading, writing, and mathematics assessments and that the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Grade 5
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Parker, Caroline E.; Louie, Josephine; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are significant predictors of performance on reading, writing, and mathematics assessments and that the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Grade 5
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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Massachusetts policymakers have expressed concern about the consistently lower scores of Hispanic students, compared to other subgroups, on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). This summary describes a larger report that examines Hispanic high school students' performance on the MCAS tests in English language arts and…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Massachusetts policymakers recently expressed a desire to better understand Hispanic student achievement patterns in their state. Scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests have consistently revealed a gap in performance between Hispanic students and students from other subgroups, a gap corresponding to national…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Comparative Analysis