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Hoyle, Craig D.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Chang, Quincy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
The Maine Department of Education wanted to use longitudinal data from its data system to better understand whether and how student and school characteristics are associated with student performance on the state-mandated Maine High School Assessment (MHSA). It was particularly interested in understanding the factors associated with changes in test…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervals, Critical Reading, Educational Improvement
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Hoyle, Craig D.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Chang, Quincy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2011
The Maine Department of Education wanted to use longitudinal data from its data system to better understand whether and how student and school characteristics are associated with student performance on the state-mandated Maine High School Assessment (MHSA). It was particularly interested in understanding the factors associated with changes in test…
Descriptors: High Schools, Critical Reading, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
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Petrosino, Anthony; Guckenburg, Sarah; DeVoe, Jill; Hanson, Thomas – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
This study tested 51 characteristics of bullying victimization, bullying victims, and bullying victims' schools to determine which were associated with reporting to school officials. It found that 11 characteristics in two categories--bullying victimization and bullying victims--showed a statistically significant association with reporting. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Parker, Caroline; Akbayin, Bercem; McTigue, Anna – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
Using interviews with district and school personnel and documents from state and district web sites in three districts in New York State, the study examines practices for identifying learning disabilities among students who are English language learners and the challenges that arise. Specifically, two research questions guided the project: (1)…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Personnel, Methods, Identification
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Bocala, Candice; Morgan, Claire; Mundry, Susan; Mello, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2010
With more than half of children with disabilities being educated in the general education classroom, and with federal education law requiring improved learning outcomes for these students, preparing general education teachers to work effectively with all students is critical. This report on teacher certification requirements in the nine Northeast…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, State Departments of Education, Special Education Teachers
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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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LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four components of data-driven decisionmaking initiatives are identified: (1) Centralized data system/warehouse; (2) Tools…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Data, Decision Making, Centralization
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LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands) to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Data, Decision Making, Centralization
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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
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Hergert, Leslie F.; Gleason, Sonia Caus; Urbano, Carole – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This document presents a summary of the report, "How Eight State Education Agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region Identify and Support Low-Performing Schools and Districts." This larger report describes and analyzes how eight state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Focus Groups, State Departments of Education, Interviews
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Hergert, Leslie F.; Gleason, Sonia Caus; Urbano, Carole – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes and analyzes how eight state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Vermont) identify and support low-performing schools and districts under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Data collection for the report…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Focus Groups, State Departments of Education, Accountability
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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents
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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This document represents a summary of the report, "Five States' Efforts to Improve Adolescent Literacy." "Five States' Efforts to Improve Adolescent Literacy" describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons,…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents
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