University of Nebraska-Lincoln National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS)

RMC Research Corporation is serving as the external evaluator for the 5-year NSF-funded Research Traineeship Program (NRT) – Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) (Award #173562) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The NRT award to UNL establishes a new graduate training program that focuses on understanding the resilience of…

RMC Research Drills Down on Essential Mathematics Skills

Research indicates that there are some skills that are difficult to develop on your own—you probably need a good teacher to grow in certain areas. One of these areas is learning fractions, another is learning algebra. Without assistance, these skills are not going to develop and persist.[1] Of course, there are other skills that must…

Working with State and District Stakeholders to Collect Useful Data

Excellent research relies on collecting complete, high quality, and useful data elements from stakeholders. Through various projects, RMC Research works with research partners in states, districts, and schools to collect these data in a way that minimizes the burden placed on research partners, ensures consistency across sites, and that can provide useful information back to…

RMC Research Supports Development of a Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment in Kansas

RMC Research is working in partnership with REL Central at Marzano Research, the Kansas State Department of Education, and representatives of Kansas educator preparation programs to support development and implementation of the Kansas Student Observation Assessment Record (SOAR). The project focuses on technical support to develop scoring and scorer training procedures that foster reliable and…

The Broad Center

RMC Research is excited to partner with The Broad Center (TBC) to conduct a study of the impact that TBC-trained leaders have had on public education in the United States.  The study involves analysis of academic data from 2010-11 forward for both school districts and charter management organizations.  Results are expected to be reported in…

REL Central Supports South Dakota Efforts to Evaluate Changes to Educator Certification Rules

The South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) recently made changes to their educator certification system designed to remove barriers to educator certification in an effort to support teacher retention and recruitment, while preserving a rigorous process. RMC Research is a subcontractor to Marzano Research on the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Central States (REL…

TeachDETROIT Completes Summer 2017 Programming

RMC Research is conducting the external evaluation of the Noyce Mathematics Fellows, TeachDETROIT (NMFTD) project. The 5-year project led by Wayne State University is focused on preparing elementary and middle school mathematics teachers in Detroit area schools through a 15-month urban teacher residency program that includes two intensive summer laboratory school experiences, Detroit-focused coursework, and…

Rural Teacher Retention

As part of REL Central, RMC Research is partnering state education agencies in four states (Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota) to develop a study of rural teacher retention and mobility. The study is designed to better understand the dynamic and geographic character of the teacher labor market in rural areas of the Central Region…

Mathematics of Doing, Understanding, Learning and Educating for Secondary Schools (MODULE S2)

RMC Research Corporation will serve as the external evaluator for the NSF-funded Mathematics of Doing, Understanding, Learning and Educating for Secondary Schools (MODULE S2) project (Award #1726723) at Middle Tennessee State University. MODULE(S2) will create course materials that will be used to develop preservice teachers’ mathematical knowledge as it relates specifically to the work of…

Developing A Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Blended and Personalized Teaching and Learning in Nebraska

The Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) coordinates statewide efforts with all 17 Educational Service Units (ESUs) serving 245 school districts employing 22,000 teachers, educating 307,000 students. During the 2016-2017 school year, ESUCC developed the “Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching and Learning” project, integrating multiple state data systems and resources into an ecosystem of support, tools,…

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