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Hanson, Havala; Yoon, Sun Young – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2018
Many school districts in the United States are facing severe teacher shortages (Bordonaro, 2017; Palmer, 2017; Seattle Pacific University, 2017; Whaley, 2017). In several states--including Idaho--the difficulty of hiring qualified candidates has expanded beyond historical high-need content areas such as special education and mathematics to include…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Persistence
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Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj; Motamedi, Jason Greenberg – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Students who take advanced courses in high school are more likely to enroll and persist in college. This report describes patterns in advanced coursetaking among three groups of students in Washington state: Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary or home language is not Spanish, and English-only speakers. This…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement, Spanish Speaking
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Nishioka, Vicki – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
This guide is designed to supply educators with a means to identify whether racial/ethnic disproportionality in discipline practice exists in their schools or districts. It also aims to help educators use data to reduce racial/ethnic disproportionality in suspensions and expulsions. The guide is organized into two sections. The first section…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, Guides, Disproportionate Representation
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Motamedi, Jason Greenberg; Jaffery, Zafreen; Hagen, Allyson; Yoon, Sun Young – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Getting a student's name right is the first step in welcoming him or her to school. Staff members who work with student-level data also know the importance of accurately and consistently recording a student's name in order to track student data over time, match files across data sets, and make meaning from the data. For students whose home…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Chinese, Indo European Languages, Korean
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Pierson, Ashley; Hodara, Michelle; Luke, Jonathan – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Oregon's postsecondary attainment goal for 2025, adopted in 2011, calls for 40 percent of Oregon adults to have a bachelor's degree or higher, 40 percent to have an associate's degree or postsecondary certificate, and the remaining 20 percent to have a high school diploma or equivalent (S. 253, Or. 2011). As in other states a central strategy for…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Credits, Advanced Placement Programs, Program Descriptions
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Hodara, Michelle; Lewis, Karyn – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
This report is a companion to a study that found that high school grade point average was a stronger predictor of performance in college-level English and math than were standardized exam scores among first-time students at the University of Alaska who enrolled directly in college-level courses. This report examines how well high school grade…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Students, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
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Deussen, Theresa; Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Students who drop out of high school are at increased risk of a range of negative social and economic consequences, including lower earnings and poorer health. To reduce dropout rates and lessen these negative consequences, districts around the country are using early warning indicators to identify and provide supports for students at risk of…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Dropouts, English Language Learners
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Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj; Motamedi, Jason Greenberg – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
Taking advanced high school courses (for example, honors, Advanced Placement, and dual-credit courses that offer college credits in high school) can help prepare students for postsecondary education and careers. English learner students, however, face unique obstacles to taking advanced courses because they must divide their time between acquiring…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Advanced Courses, Enrollment, Academic Achievement
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Greenberg Motamedi, Jason; Singh, Malkeet; Thompson, Karen D. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
How long does it typically take English learner students to develop English language proficiency? And how does this time vary by student characteristics such as English proficiency at entry to kindergarten, gender, and home language? The answers to these questions can provide valuable information to districts and schools. Regional Educational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Characteristics, Classification, Time
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Hanson, Havala; Pierson, Ashley – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
Approximately 10,000 students leave Alaska high schools each year, with or without a diploma. In pursuit of their career and life goals, they chart courses across college enrollment, employment, and other opportunities. Until recently, policymakers and educators had little information about the pathways students took into their early careers. To…
Descriptors: High School Students, Postsecondary Education, College Attendance, Employment Level
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Hodara, Michelle; Cox, Monica – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
This study explores developmental education placement rates and how well high school grade point average and exam performance predicted performance in college-level courses among first-time students who enrolled in the University of Alaska system from fall 2008 to spring 2012. Like other colleges and universities, the University of Alaska, the…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Grade Point Average, Scores, Tests
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Scott, Caitlin; Ostler, Nora – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
The five states in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest Region have many rural schools that have been designated as in need of improvement. And all five states had rural schools in the first cohort of federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients. To address school improvement, the majority of those schools implemented the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Grants
Frazelle, Sarah – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
This report examines common strategies used by six Montana schools that had high student passing rates in online credit recovery courses offered by the Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) in the 2013/14 school year. The study is based on analysis of interviews conducted with school-based facilitators who oversee the implementation of the online MTDA…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Interviews, Facilitators (Individuals), Program Implementation
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Motamedi, Jason Greenberg; Jaffery, Zafreen; Hagen, Allyson – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
Getting a student's name right is the first step in welcoming him or her to school. Staff members who work with student-level data also know the importance of accurately and consistently recording a student's name in order to track student data over time, to match files across data sets, and to make meaning from the data. For students whose home…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Indo European Languages, Russian, Afro Asiatic Languages
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Stevens, David; Frazelle, Sarah – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
Most U.S. school districts (88 percent) offer credit recovery courses or programs for students. In rural states such as Montana, online credit recovery options are especially popular because they allow schools to serve students in remote areas throughout the year, across a range of subjects, and with few additional resources (Carver & Lewis,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Credits, Repetition, Required Courses
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