Areas of Expertise

Factors Related to Teacher Mobility and Attrition in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota

Please take a moment to read a new report that we collaborated on with the Regional Educational Laboratory Central. The report provides an opportunity for education leaders to better understand their teacher workforce attrition and mobility. In addition, it provides data that could be used to strategize both in hiring and retention efforts. Please read:…

AERA Education Research Conference

On Saturday April 6, 2019, Steve Meyer and Emma Espel from REL Central will present findings from the new report about teacher mobility and attrition at the @AERAEdResearch Conference. Join us in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Tutor 7 at 4:10 p.m. https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aera/aera19/index.php?program_focus=view_session&selected_session_id=1439650&cmd=online_program_direct_link&sub_action=online_program #AERA2019

Evaluation of Junior Achievement Our Nation®

2008 – 2009 Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide has developed and implemented a large array of programs dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The JA Our Nation® program is one of eight JA Worldwide globally distributed programs for elementary schools, which consists of a series of lessons…

RMC Research Analyses of Oregon Public School Data Examine the Relationship between Transition to Middle School and Student Disciplinary Action

RMC Research directs a study funded by the National Institute of Justice Comprehensive School Safety Initiative. The study is designed to take a comprehensive and longitudinal approach to examining school violence and the school-to-prison pipeline through the examination of root causes, consequences of, and implications for Restorative Justice approaches. In one of the first presentations…

Webinars and Dissemination Activities Related to Educator Retention, Mobility, and Attrition

2017 – Present Working with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research, RMC Research is conducting several related dissemination activities including a series of webinars for Educator Pipeline Research Alliance members on the topics of research in educator retention, mobility, and attrition, and considerations for conducting related studies. RMC Research has also contributed…

Support for Development of a Teacher Shortage Predictor Model in Missouri

2018 – Present RMC Research is collaborating with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MO DESE) to provide technical assistance to understand and predict teacher shortages. The Teacher Predictor Model is designed to use data maintained by MO DESE, providing an approach that…

Support for Evaluation of the Missouri Leadership Development System

2018 – Present RMC Research is collaborating with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide technical assistance to build capacity to evaluate the statewide Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). MLDS provides professional development and support to principals based on a set of…

Support for Evaluation of Changes to South Dakota Educator Certification Rules and for Monitoring Educator Preparation Program Implementation and Outcomes

2017 – Present Working with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research, RMC Research is providing technical assistance to the South Dakota Department of Education to support evaluation of changes to state educator certification rules. The work involves collaborating with state education agency staff to understand certification rule changes and their intent. Collaboratively,…

Technical Assistance for Development of a Teacher Candidate Observation Tool

2017 – Present RMC Research is collaborating with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to provide technical assistance to a consortium of educator preparation programs that are collaborating to develop the Kansas Clinical Assessment Tool (K-CAT). The K-CAT is designed to assess the performance…

Study of School and District Leader Retention, Mobility, and Attrition

2019 – Present Working with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research, RMC Research is conducting a study of school and district leader workforce dynamics in three states. Using administrative data provided by the state education agencies in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota, the study will examine the percentage of school and district…

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