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Kosanovich, Marcia; Lee, Laurie; Foorman, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2020
This Kindergarten Teacher's Guide provides information for kindergarten teachers on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home. It serves as a companion to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. Both guides present four…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Family Role, Reading Skills
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Lee, Laurie E.; Smith, Kevin S.; Lancashire, Helen – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2020
This tool was developed to assist school leaders in observing specific research-based practices during literacy instruction in grade 4-12 classrooms and students' independent use or application of those practices. The tool aims to help school leaders conduct brief and frequent walkthroughs throughout the school year. The tool consists of three…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Observation, Check Lists
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Schumacher, Robin; Taylor, Mary Jo; Dougherty, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
REL Southeast developed this facilitator's guide on the topic of mathematical problem solving for use in professional learning community (PLC) settings. The facilitator's guide is a set of professional development materials designed to supplement the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice, Grade 4
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
This is a companion piece to "Professional Learning Community: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving for Students in Grades 4 through 8. Facilitator's Guide. REL 2019-002" (ED595201). It contains handouts to accompany each of the sessions included in the facilitator's guide.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice, Grade 4
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Koon, Sharon; Davis, Marla – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
Description: Effective with the 2014/15 school year, Mississippi adopted new academic standards and courses aligned to these new standards. The new courses included both a subject-specific mathematics sequence (that is, algebra I, geometry, and algebra II) as well as an integrated mathematics sequence (that is, integrated I, integrated II, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
In spring 2015 Mississippi began testing the college readiness of all grade 11 public high school students and found that approximately 18 percent were ready for college math, a percentage that had changed little by 2017/18. This study examined: (1) the sequences of math courses that Mississippi students took in grades 6-11; (2) the math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
In spring 2015 Mississippi began testing the college readiness of all grade 11 public high school students and found that approximately 18 percent were ready for college math, a percentage that had changed little by 2017/18. This study examined: (1) the sequences of math courses that Mississippi students took in grades 6-11; (2) the math…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Smith, Kevin G.; Kosanovich, Marcia L. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The implementation of effective instructional materials, such as a core reading program, by a qualified teacher is an important part of improving students' reading achievement. But selecting those instructional materials can be time-consuming. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast created this rubric for evaluating reading/language arts…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Material Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Language Arts
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Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Smith, Kevin G.; Burk, Kymyona; Oakley, Nathan – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Substantial research points to the importance of developing strong early literacy skills. However, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, between 2007 and 2013, no more than 55┬ápercent of Mississippi grade 4 students were reading at or above the proficiency level that demonstrates solid academic performance for the grade…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Herrera, Sarah; Zhou, Chengfu; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The 2001 authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act and its standards and accountability requirements generated interest among state education agencies in Florida, Mississippi, and North Carolina, which are served by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, in monitoring changes in student reading and math proficiency at the school level.…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Trend Analysis, Achievement Gap
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Gersten, Russell; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Haymond, Kelly S.; Dimino, Joseph – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Response to intervention (RTI) is a comprehensive early detection and prevention strategy used to identify and support struggling students before they fall behind. An RTI model usually has three tiers or levels of support. Tier 1 is generally defined as classroom instruction provided to all students, tier 2 is typically a preventive intervention…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Primary Education, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Partridge, Mark A.; Rudo, Zena; Herrera, Sarah – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Charter schools have become a widely used alternative to traditional public schools, both nationally and in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast Region. They play an increasingly important role in state reform efforts. South Carolina stakeholders--including the South Carolina Department of Education, the Public Charter School…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Identification, Elementary Schools
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Partridge, Mark A.; Koon, Sharon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The purpose of this report was to determine which Mississippi public schools perform better than could be predicted, considering demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Additionally, this study identified profiles of schools within Mississippi, or groups of schools with similar socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. This study…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Foorman, Barbara; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer; Schatschneider, Chris; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Understanding written language is crucial to academic success in all content areas. Ensuring a strong foundation in the components of written language--that is, the literacy skills of reading, writing, and oral language--is essential if students are to read with understanding and, thus, is a primary goal of early literacy instruction and of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Smolkowski, Keith; Dimino, Joseph – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Contemporary state math standards emphasize that students must demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical ideas underlying the computations that have typically been the core of the elementary school math curriculum. The standards have put an increased emphasis on the study of fractions in upper elementary grades, which are the years during…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Grade 4
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