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Therriault, Susan Bowles; Walston, Jill; Li, Yibing; Pan, Jingtong – 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
These are the appendixes for the report, "Relationships between Schoolwide Instructional Observation Scores and Student Academic Achievement and Growth in Low-Performing Schools in Massachusetts." This study examined the relationships between schoolwide instructional observation scores in these domains and schoolwide student academic…
Descriptors: Observation, Scores, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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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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Lavigne, Heather J.; Ryan, Sarah; Zweig, Jacqueline S.; Buffington, Pamela J. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
State education budgets have shrunk since the economic recession of 2007-09. During the 2012-13 school year 35 states provided less funding for education than they had five years earlier (Leachman, Albares, Masterson, & Wallace, 2016; Levin et al., 2012; Oliff, Mai, & Leachman, 2012). As a result, districts across the country are seeking…
Descriptors: School Districts, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Expenditures
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Irwin, Clare W.; Madura, John P.; Bamat, David; McDermott, Paul A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This study used latent class analysis with data from the 2002/03 Head Start Impact Study to determine whether early childhood classrooms can be sorted into classroom quality groups based on their scores on multiple measures of quality, how many classroom quality groups could be identified, and what percentages of classrooms fall within each…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Scores, Child Care Centers
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Recent changes in the policy environment have led states and districts in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast & Islands Region to increase the rigor of their teacher evaluation systems by including more frequent observations or student test score data. States and districts nationwide began reforming their evaluation systems as…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Satisfaction, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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Irwin, Clare W.; Madura, John P.; Bamat, David; McDermott, Paul A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Measuring classroom quality and ensuring high-quality learning experiences for young children are interests of the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, a research alliance of Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. This study, conducted in collaboration with the alliance, addresses these interests by examining multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Classification
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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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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Bailey, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This study examined the relationship between teachers' perceptions of school professional climate and their satisfaction with the process for evaluating their performance. It used the responses of a nationally representative sample of teachers to examine whether teachers' satisfaction with the evaluation process was associated with two measures of…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Satisfaction, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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