NAEP Results can Provide Policy Guidance

The Nation’s Report Card, also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest ongoing assessment of America’s student knowledge and skills (http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/). Student performance in mathematics and reading have been measured most frequently, and measurements in science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy are administered…

Learning Links Foundation

Learning Links Foundation has partnered with three states in India – Hamachal Pradesh, Gujarat, and Jharkhand – to implement a project called Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, an approach to transformation of teaching and learning that emphasizes student engagement, reflective teaching, and formative assessment intended to improve student learning. In 2014-15, participants included 448 principals; 2,691…

TEAMS Presentations at the 2015 AEA Conference in Chicago

TEAMS staff are presenting several sessions at the American Evaluation Association Conference, November 9-14, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Session topics include Evaluation and Alignment of Models to Research Types, Designing Surveys using Construct Mapping, Establishing Validity and Reliability for Locally Developed Instruments, A New Rubric for Evaluating Webinar Quality, and The Program Evaluation Standards. The…

The Lakota Language Project at Red Cloud Indian School

Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is a private K-12 institution with a total student population of approximately 550 students. The school has long had a commitment to strengthening Lakota identity and culture, and since 1969 has provided instruction in the Lakota language. However, because there was no standardized…

Tennessee SCORE Prize Winners Announced (October 26, 2015)

On October 26, 2015, the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced the winners of the 5th Annual SCORE Prize which honors Tennessee public schools and school districts based on student achievement results that make them leaders in learning in the state. RMC Research staff helped SCORE to devise the Prize process, conducted document…

Overview of RMC’s Evaluation of the Raising Highly Capable Kids™ Program

Rezilient Kidz™, is a 501 c3 organization that has developed a 13-week parent program to help parents raise healthy, caring, and responsible children. The program, Raising Highly Capable Kids™ teaches parents about the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets in the categories of Supporting Children, Empowerment, Setting Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to…

Retaining Teachers in South Dakota Indian Country

Over the past several years, RMC Research has worked with staff from the WoLakota Project to lend technical support to document program impact. The WoLakota Project aims to improve conditions in high-need schools that serve American Indian students by offering programming that supports teacher retention and increases cultural congruity through the infusion of the Oceti…

A Brief Introduction to Matching

If students in treatment and comparison groups are systematically different, differences in outcomes at the end of an intervention may be due in part to those differences instead the effects of the intervention itself. In some cases, the bias from these confounding factors can be reduced by first matching treatment and comparison students on key…

Webinar on State Approaches for Reporting on Teacher Preparation Program Performance (Oct 13)

As part of REL Central’s webinar series on research and evaluation in teacher preparation, RMC Research developed the upcoming (October 13, 2015) webinar: Reporting on Teacher Preparation Program Performance: A Look at State Approaches. States in the Central Region and elsewhere are making changes to how they report and share data in efforts to evaluate…

RMC Research Corporation Senior Research Associate Arlene Mitchell Honored with Colorado Council of Teachers’ Distinguished Service Award

RMC Research Corporation Senior Research Associate, Arlene Mitchell, has been honored with the prestigious Forest N. Fisch Award from the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM). The Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a professional organization of educators, individually and collectively, dedicated to the improvement of classroom instruction in mathematics at all levels….

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