Aurora Public Schools Gifted and Talented Education Evaluation

RMC Research Corp. conducted an evaluation of the Aurora Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE) program for Aurora Public Schools (APS). The evaluation was used to document and describe AGATE activities, identification practices, services being provided to students in APS, program implementation, and impact of the program on student outcomes. The evaluation was multi-method and included…

Webinar – Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types

Join RMC Research staff next week for the webinar Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types sponsored by the Technical Evaluation Assistance in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) project (DRL#1238120)! Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types Presenter: John Sutton, RMC Research Corporation Moderator: Emma Espel, RMC Research Corporation Thursday, April 7, 2016; 2:00p – 3:00p ET /…

REL Central Rural Education Research Alliance Update

The REL Central Rural Education Research Alliance (RERA), staffed by RMC Research Denver personnel, continues to expand its closing the achievement gap work with the addition of Missouri, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Superintendent and school administrator groups in Colorado and Nebraska are in their second year of identifying districts that have experienced achievement gap…

Language Immersion Program on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

For a number of years, leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, located in both North and South Dakota, have been deeply involved in efforts to revitalize the traditional language and culture of the tribe. A large step in the process is being taken through a new language immersion program funded by the Administration for…

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams

Family engagement in the school has been shown to be beneficial to both the school and the student.  There are many ways parents can be involved at their child’s school, however, what opportunities are there for parents who work or don’t speak English?  The Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) addresses these issues.  Implemented in a high…

Texas Comprehensive Center project

RMC Research staff are working with the American Institutes of Research in Texas on multiple Texas Comprehensive Center projects. RMC has contributed literature summaries on schools that beat the odds and outperform test score predictions; Achievement Zones; and teacher and leader pipelines and is working with the taskforce on extended learning opportunities, helping them to…

Upcoming Presentations on REL Central Study of Field Experiences in Teacher Preparation

RMC Research staff members will present at two upcoming conferences about new REL Central research on the topic of field experiences in teacher preparation programs. Stephen Meyer will present at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference in Washington, DC (https://www.sree.org/conferences/2016s/). The March 5, 2016 presentation is part of a symposium entitled Studying…

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) Project Summaries

Erin Stack, Michael Culbertson, John Sutton, Chandra Lewis, RMC Research Corporation, February, 2016 The Technical Evaluation Assistance in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF, Award #1238120) recently posted this resource on their website (http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/29082) as a downloadable PDF file. The purpose of this document is to outline and share…

New and Noteworthy in Noyce

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds the Robert Noyce Program, which supports training for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers in high needs K-12 classrooms. The program involves four tracks: scholarships and stipends, teaching fellowships, master teaching fellowships, and research on the preparation, recruitment, and retention of K-12 STEM teachers. In addition, the NSF…

A Rubric for Rating Webinar Quality

Professional development programs for teachers sometimes rely on online presentations or webinars to deliver the training content. Webinars are a great tool for reducing barriers to participation by freeing up travel time and costs, but the lack of a physical presence can also present some unique challenges, compared with in-person training events. Often, evaluations of…

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