Longitudinal Learning of Viable Argument in Mathematics for Adolescents (LLAMA) funded by National Science Foundation to examine 8th grade mathematics teaching and learning with and through viable argumentation

As a joint effort of University of Idaho (UI) and RMC Research Corporation (RMC), the LLAMA project received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (#1621438) within the Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) Learning Strand in September 2016. This study will develop and examine an instructional intervention that combines a learning progression and the…

AmeriCorps Program at Red Cloud Indian School

Red Cloud Indian School is a private K-12 institution located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. With separate elementary, middle, and high school buildings sharing one campus near the town of Pine Ridge, and a K-8 building situated in the town of Porcupine, the school serves a total population of approximately 600 students….

How to get mathematics scores up by really trying

Increasing student achievement, as measured by state assessments, is a perennial challenge. Nowhere is the problem more persistent than it is for mathematics scores. A recently released summary of rigorous evaluations related to content-focused professional development suggested that intensive professional development improved some teacher practices, but did not impact student achievement. The summary goes on…

Regional Educational Laboratory Announcement

RMC Research is pleased to announce that our partners at Marzano Research have won the contract to continue to serve as the regional educational laboratory serving the Central states of CO, KS, MO, ND, NE, SD, WY.  RMC will continue to serve as a partner in this project, and will focus on rural issues, teacher…

Evaluating Research through the Noyce Program: Longitudinal Evaluation of Noyce Science Teachers to Determine Sources of Effective Teaching (LENST)

RMC Research continues to provide evaluation support for National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Noyce projects. An evaluation of Longitudinal Evaluation of Noyce Science Teachers to Determine Sources of Effective Teaching (LENST) with the University of Nebraska- Lincoln was most recently added to our Noyce portfolio. Principal Investigator Dr. Elizabeth Lewis leads this project. LENST is…

Evaluation of Universal Screening Tools

RMC Research is working with Imagine Learning, a company which seeks to provide differentiated language and literacy instruction to students using individualized technologies, to evaluate a Universal Screener. Universal Screeners identify students who are at risk for poor academic outcomes. The evaluation aligns with five technical criteria used by The National Center on Response to…

Diagnostic reviews of the New America Schools’

RMC Research recently completed diagnostic reviews of the New America Schools’ Thornton and Lakewood campuses. Both schools serve traditional alternative education students and “opportunity” students who had dropped out and decided to return to get their high school diplomas. These schools have shown good growth scores, but are not yet reaching the proficiency levels expected…

RMC Staff Presents Findings from REL Central Study of Field Experiences in Teacher Preparation

RMC Research staff members are presenting findings from the recently-released REL Central report, at Understanding Field Experiences in Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs in Missouri two national meetings this fall. In October, Stephen Meyer and Emma Espel will present at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Evaluation 2016 Conference in Atlanta. The presentation is part of an…

Lessons from North Dakota Rural Districts that Closed the Achievement Gap

REL Central presented at the North Dakota Fall Educators Conference in Bismarck, ND on October 14, 2016. In response to a request from North Dakota Rural Education Research Alliance (RERA) Committee Members, Regional Educational Laboratory- Central (REL-Central) researchers identified districts in the state of North Dakota who were successful at narrowing or closing achievement gaps…

Closing the Achievement Gap in Rural Districts

REL Central facilitated a session with Missouri superintendents at the Missouri Association of Rural Education/K-8 Fall Conference in Lake Ozark, MO on October 21, 2016. Dr. Shelley H. Billig from REL Central facilitated a session with three superintendents whose districts were among the seven identified by the Missouri Association of Rural Education (MARE) as making…

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