Content Standards Revision in North Dakota

As part of REL Central, RMC Research staff helped to facilitate discussions surrounding the revision of the English Language Arts and Mathematics content standards in North Dakota. North Dakota’s Department of Public Instruction brought together educators from around the state to review and propose revisions to the content standards. The initial three-day meeting, held in…

Camps to Assist Students with Hidden and Unmet Potential Learn Mathematics

Recently, the University of Louisiana Lafayette hosted three Advanced Mathematics Excellence (AME) camps for 7th and 8th grade students with hidden or unmet mathematics potential. The AME camps are a compilation of two National Science Foundation Funded Noyce Projects. Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle (LaM3) supports Master Teacher Fellows in designing and implementing the…

Review of Surveys of Teacher Preparation Program Candidates and Completers for REL Central’s Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance

As part of REL Central, RMC Staff are providing technical assistance to members of the Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance to support the use of surveys of educator preparation program (EPP) candidates and completers. Across the region and nationally, state education agencies and EPPs have been working to develop new outcomes-focused measures for programs that support…

Announcement: Free TEAMS Webinars now Posted!

Evaluation need? No problem! Invited experts and members of the Technical Evaluation Assistance in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) project provided a series of 27 free webinars which are archived and available at no cost to principal investigators, evaluators, education professionals, and any other interested party. These webinars were part of the TEAMS project, which was…

REL Central Webinar Event: Practices for Raising Student Achievement in Rural Districts

Practices for Raising Student Achievement in Rural Districts May 24, 2016 Time: 1:00 – 2:15 pm (Mountain) 2:00 – 3:15 pm (Central) 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. (Eastern) Location: virtual The REL Central Rural Education Research Alliance is hosting a webinar on May 24, 2016 regarding practices for raising student achievement in rural districts. Dr. Shelley…

Eagle County MSP Integration Project

The Eagle County Math Science Partnership Integration Project (MSP-IP) is a multi-district partnership involving 17 schools in six Colorado school districts: Eagle County, Archuleta, Centennial, Ignacio, Montezuma-Cortez, and Silverton. The project is focused on developing the capacity of Teacher Leaders to implement the new Colorado Academic Standards in Mathematics (CAS-M) in ways that support intended…

RMC Research Corporation’s Technical Evaluation Assistance in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) project releases new resource.

The TEAMS project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded (#1238120) recently released the resource publication, External Feedback for Educational Research: What Should We Ask?. This paper, prepared by TEAMS staff, provides insights into the evaluation of educational research in order to strengthen research projects and increase the quality of evidence about what works…

New REL Central report outlines considerations for identifying rural districts with narrowing achievement gaps

The small size of most rural school districts makes identifying trends in student achievement a challenge: Scores that seem to go up this year are just about as likely to appear to go down next year—how frustrating! One approach to reducing the “small N” challenge is to average data from multiple years using best-fitting trend…

REL Central Native American Education Research Alliance Update

RMC Research facilitates the Native American Education Research Alliance (NAERA), initiated in 2012 after stakeholders identified the need for collaborative solutions to problems facing American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the REL Central region. Since that time, the NAERA has made important strides toward addressing issues such as AI/AN student achievement in reading and mathematics,…

Evaluation of the Y.E.S.S. Program – Douglas County (CO)

2016 – 2019 The Youth, Education and Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) program was created by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (CO). The programming in local schools is conducted in partnership with the Douglas County School District serving elementary, middle and high school students and their parents. This comprehensive school programming addresses three essential challenges: substance…

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