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Zweig, Jacqueline; Lemieux, Camille; Shakman, Karen; O'Dwyer, Laura; Schillaci, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
New York State is experiencing teacher shortages in specific subject areas. One way to address these shortages is through the certification and placement of new teachers. This study explored the pathways through which new teachers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 earned certificates, their certification areas, and their subsequent placement and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Placement, Teacher Certification, Teacher Persistence
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
This Study Snapshot highlights key findings from a study that explored the pathways through which new teachers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 earned certificates, their certification areas, and their subsequent placement and retention in districts across the state, particularly high-need districts. New York State provides multiple certification…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Placement, Teacher Certification
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Zweig, J.; Lemieux, C.; Shakman, K.; O'Dwyer, L.; Schillaci, R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
New York State is experiencing teacher shortages in specific subject areas. One way to address these shortages is through the certification and placement of new teachers. This study explored the pathways through which new teachers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 earned certificates, their certification areas, and their subsequent placement and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Certification, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
These are the appendixes for the report, "Teacher Shortages in New York State: New Teachers' Certification Pathways, Shortage Areas, District of Employment, and Retention in the Same District." New York State has been experiencing teacher shortages in specific subject areas. One way to address these shortages is through the certification…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Certification
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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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Bailey, Jessica; Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This study examined the relationship between teacher demographic characteristics (race/ethnicity, age, and gender) and teacher summative performance evaluation ratings in a large urban district over three school years--2012/13-2014/15. In all three years a disproportionately large percentage of Black teachers, teachers age 50 and older, and male…
Descriptors: Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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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
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Bailey, Jessica; Bocala, Candice; Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Nationwide, the prevalence of new educator evaluation systems has increased since the inception of federal initiatives such as the Race to the Top grant competition. Yet limited empirical research examines teacher demographic characteristics and their relationship to teacher evaluation outcomes, such as teacher evaluation ratings. Previous…
Descriptors: Demography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools
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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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Clements, Margaret; Pazzaglia, Angela M.; Zweig, Jacqueline – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
As in most states, New York does not currently have a state-level protocol for collecting data about schools' objectives or methods for offering online courses. The goals of the study conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands' Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance (NRDRA) were (1) to create a survey tool capable…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Surveys, Barriers
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Clements, Margaret; Pazzaglia, Angela M.; Zweig, Jacqueline – 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. The goal of the study conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands' Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance (NRDRA) was to provide information about how and why high schools in the Greater…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Surveys, Barriers
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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