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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
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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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Gerzon, Nancy; Guckenburg, Sarah – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The Culture of Data Use Workshop Toolkit helps school and district teams apply research to practice as they establish and support a culture of data use in their educational setting. The field-tested workshop toolkit guides teams through a set of structured activities to develop an understanding of data-use research in schools and to analyze…
Descriptors: Data, Research Utilization, School Districts, Schools
Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Brett, Jessica; Cox, Joshua – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine how competency-based learning (CBL) is defined across states in the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands region and gain insight into barriers and facilitators to implementation of this reform. Many states in the region have started to consider and implement competency-based learning as a…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Definitions, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Walters, Kirk; Smith, Toni; Leinwand, Steve; Ford, Jennifer; Scheopner Torres, Aubrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
This study was designed in response to a request from rural educators in the Northeast for support in identifying high-quality online resources to implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The process for identifying online resources included selecting resources that had an easily navigable CCSSM organizational structure…
Descriptors: Internet, State Standards, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction
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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
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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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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Kirk, Walters; Smith, Toni M.; Ford, Jennifer; Scheopner Torres, Aubrey – 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: State Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Rural Education, Mathematics Teachers
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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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Kochanek, Julie Reed; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Carey, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This report describes the approach that REL Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) used to guide its eight research alliances toward collaboratively identifying a shared research agenda. A key feature of their approach was a two-workshop series, during which alliance members created a set of research questions on a shared topic of education policy and/or…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Agenda Setting, Workshops, Facilitators (Individuals)
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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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