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Scholz, Carrie; LaTurner, Jason; Barkowski, Elizabeth – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2021
This tool is designed for individuals who want to formatively assess a research-practice partnership (RPP) in collaboration with its members. It provides guidance on how to set and monitor progress on quarterly RPP goals aligned to five critical dimensions that researchers and practitioners must address to build and sustain an effective RPP. This…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Burkhauser, Susan; Mellor, Lynn; Garland, Marshall; Osman, David – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2021
Texas House Bill 3 established a college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) outcomes bonus, which provides extra funding to districts for each annual graduate demonstrating CCMR under the state accountability system. Some small district and rural district leaders expressed concern about the ability of their graduates to meet the career…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Alternative Assessment, Career Readiness, Small Schools
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Miller, Trey; Garland, Marshall; Gerdeman, Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2020
In response to concerns raised by Texas higher education stakeholders about the limited information available on students with a disability who are attending college in the state, this study examined college enrollment and completion among Texas public high school graduates by disability status, student demographic characteristics, and primary…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Enrollment
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These are the appendixes for the report, "College Enrollment and Completion among Texas High School Graduates with a Disability." The study used student-level administrative data from Texas, available through the data repository at the Texas Education Research Center at the University of Texas. The data repository contains administrative…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Enrollment
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This study snapshot presents the key findings from the full study conducted in response to concerns raised by Texas higher education stakeholders about the limited information available on college outcomes among students with a disability. While most colleges provide services and accommodations for students with self-identified disabilities, many…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Enrollment
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Mellor, Lynn; Lin, Shuqiong – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2020
This study investigated the percentage of Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) graduates from 2012/13 through 2017/18 who completed one or more career and technical education (CTE) programs of study and attained outcomes after high school graduation including college enrollment, degree or certificate attainment, and employment. The study…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), School Districts
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Ruiz de Castilla, Verónica – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Aware of the challenges set before the Houston Independent school District by rapid growth in the numbers of English learner students, and a critical shortage of teachers with bilingual certification for more than a decade, members of Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest's English Learners Research Alliance sought information that districts…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Stoker, Ginger; Mellor, Lynn; Sullivan, Kate – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
This study examines Algebra II completion and failure rates for students entering Texas public high schools from 2007/08 through 2014/15. This period spans the time when Texas students, beginning with the 2007/08 grade 9 cohort, were required to take four courses each in English, math (including Algebra II), science, and social studies (called the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Failure
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Stoker, Ginger; Mellor, Lynn – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
This study examines the impact of providing parents with an informational brochure about the role of algebra II in college access on students' grade 11 algebra II completion rates in Texas. One hundred nine schools, covering all 20 Educational Service Center regions in Texas, participated in the study. Parents in the 54 treatment schools were…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Parents, Algebra, Access to Education
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Wolf, Patrick J.; Lasserre-Cortez, Shannon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the number of charter schools in New Orleans has rapidly expanded. During the 2012/13 school year--the period covered by this study--of the 85 public schools in New Orleans, 75 were chartered, enrolling more than 84 percent of all public school students in the city in 92 different school campuses. This study…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Value Added Models
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Mihaly, Kata; Schwartz, Heather L.; Opper, Isaac M.; Grimm, Geoffrey; Rodriguez, Luis; Mariano, Louis T. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Most states' teacher evaluation systems have changed substantially in the past decade. New evaluation systems typically require school leaders to observe teachers' classrooms two to three times a school year instead of once (Doherty & Jacobs, 2015). The feedback that school leaders provide to teachers after these observations is a key but…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Feedback (Response), Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Arellano, Brenda; Liu, Feng; Stoker, Ginger; Slama, Rachel – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
To what extent do Spanish-speaking English learner students develop English proficiency and grade-level readiness in English language arts and math from early elementary school to upper elementary school? Is there a relationship between proficiency in a student's primary home language, Spanish, and the amount of time needed to attain fluency in…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Readiness
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Wolf, Patrick J.; Lasserre-Cortez, Shannon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Charter schools are public schools authorized to operate with some independence from district or state public school regulations, while still being held accountable for student outcomes. Like traditional schools operated by school districts, charter schools are free and are intended to be open to all students who desire to attend. This study…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Traditional Schools, Special Education
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Research shows that teachers affect student learning more than any other factor. The Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, a collaborative partnership of educators, policymakers, and researchers, seeks to improve educator quality through research and analytic technical support. Initially focused on Texas, the alliance has expanded to include…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Improvement, Educational Quality
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Slama, Rachel; Molefe, Ayrin; Gerdeman, Dean; Herrera, Angelica; Brodziak de los Reyes, Iliana; August, Diane; Cavazos, Linda – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
English learner students are challenged by the difficult task of learning English concurrently with learning content in areas such as reading and math. English learner students who have not attained proficiency in English or learned core course content by the middle and upper grades may not have the requisite skills to enroll in courses required…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Time
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