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O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Parker, Caroline E. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Analyzing data that possess some form of nesting is often challenging for applied researchers or district staff who are involved in or in charge of conducting data analyses. This report provides a description of the challenges for analyzing nested data and provides a primer of how multilevel regression modeling may be used to resolve these…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Data, Models
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Rodriguez, Sheila M.; Estacion, Angela – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
As the name indicates, the College Readiness Data Catalog Tool focuses on identifying data that can indicate a student's college readiness. While college readiness indicators may also signal career readiness, many states, districts, and other entities, including the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), do not systematically collect career readiness…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Data, Educational Indicators, Data Collection
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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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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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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Morgan, Claire; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Motivated by the need to improve teaching and learning and by federal priorities reflected in requirements for grant programs such as Race to the Top and the Teacher Incentive Fund, many states are developing teacher evaluation systems that include measures of individual teachers' contributions to their students' learning growth. One way to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Behavioral Objectives, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Morgan, Claire; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
Motivated by the need to improve teaching and learning and by federal priorities reflected in requirements for grant programs such as Race to the Top and the Teacher Incentive Fund, many states are developing teacher evaluation systems that include measures of individual teachers' contributions to their students' learning growth. One way to…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Content Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Web Sites
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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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Myint-U, Athi; O'Donnell, Lydia; Phillips, Dawna – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This technical brief describes updates to a database of dropout prevention programs and policies in 2006/07 created by the Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands and described in the Issues & Answers report, "Piloting a searchable database of dropout prevention programs in nine low-income urban school districts in the…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Databases, Maintenance
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Fronius, Trevor; Phillips, Dave – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study describes the characteristics and experiences of beginning public school teachers in the Northeast and Islands Region states and compares them with the characteristics and experiences of beginning teachers nationally using data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing Survey. This study uses data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Bocala, Candice; Fronius, Trevor; Phillips, Dave – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This summary describes a study that examines characteristics and experiences of beginning public school teachers in the Northeast and Islands Region states and compares them with the characteristics and experiences of beginning teachers nationally using data from the 2007/08 Schools and Staffing Survey. This study uses data from the 2007/08…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Shakman, Karen; Riordan, Julie; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Fournier, Richard; Brett, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study reports on performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states that have implemented such systems. It investigates two primary research questions: (1) What are the key characteristics of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the study states?; and (2) How do state teacher evaluation measures, the teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Observation
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Shakman, Karen; Riordan, Julie; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Fournier, Richard; Brett, Jessica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2012
This study reports on performance-based teacher evaluation systems in five states that have implemented such systems. It investigates two primary research questions: (1) What are the key characteristics of state-level performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the study states?; and (2) How do state teacher evaluation measures, the teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Observation
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Louie, Josephine; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; North, Charlotte; Cazabon, Mary; Melo, Daniel; Kagle, Melissa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
This study examines two state-supported formative assessment initiatives that promote a consensus definition of formative assessment endorsed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It describes the primary components of the two initiatives and the strategies that state, district, and school leaders report using to support implementation of…
Descriptors: Expertise, State Schools, Formative Evaluation, State Departments of Education
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Louie, Josephine; Sanchez, Maria Teresa; North, Charlotte; Cazabon, Mary; Melo, Daniel; Kagle, Melissa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
This study examines two state-supported formative assessment initiatives that promote a consensus definition of formative assessment endorsed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It describes the primary components of the two initiatives and the strategies that state, district, and school leaders report using to support implementation of…
Descriptors: Expertise, State Schools, Formative Evaluation, State Departments of Education
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