Areas of Expertise

Study of Rural and Nonrural Teacher Retention, Mobility, and Attrition

2017 – 2019 Working with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research, RMC Research conducted a study of rural and nonrural teacher retention, mobility, and attrition in four states. The study used administrative data for 2015/16–2016/17 provided by the state education agencies in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota to identify the proportion…

Technical Assistance and Research to Support Middle School Redesign

2019 RMC Research worked with Fulton County Schools (GA) to identify models, policies and practices implemented in the state and throughout the U.S. that serve similar student populations and are associated with high academic performance. The project involved a review of research to identify evidence-based middle school models, policies, and practices. Interviews with district leaders…

RMC Research Completes First-Year Report for the Nevada Native Youth Community Project Evaluation

The Nevada State Department of Education’s Native Youth Community Project prepares American Indian students in grades 7-12 for college and career using a three-fold plan that includes: (a) the support of the College and Career Coach (CCC) and Community-based Instructor (CBI); (b) activities designed to improve student academic performance, including tutoring and summer programs, conferences…

Evaluation of Boise State University Noyce III Closing the Loop Project

2019 – 2023 Boise State University (BSU) was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Teacher Scholarship and Stipend Grant Phase III project. Closing the Loop seeks to recruit undergraduate STEM majors and prepare them to become Grades 6-12 STEM teachers in high-need, rural school districts. The project aims to prepare teachers to enter the…

Instructional Audits at Utah Turnaround Schools

2019 RMC Research is conducting instructional audits of three schools that have qualified for an extension of their turnaround status by the Utah State Board of Education. The purpose of the audits is to determine the alignment of each school’s curriculum and classroom practices to Utah Standards, provide recommended actions to remedy issues identified, and…

Aurora Public Schools (CO) Diagnostic Reviews

2019 RMC Research is conducting diagnostic reviews of seven Aurora Public Schools (CO), including two charter schools, to help pinpoint areas of instructional and organizational strengths and concerns and to support the development of a focused, high-leveraged approach to improvement. The reviews are based on the 2015 Colorado Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement 3DE at Banneker High School

2018 – Present Junior Achievement of Georgia developed the Academy for Entrepreneurship and Business, now known as 3DE, to help high school students develop the leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed for success in the global economy. The school-within-a-school model is implemented through a collaborative partnership with Banneker High School, business partners, and the community, where…

RMC Research Analyses of Oregon Public School Data Examine Individual and School-Level Influences on Discipline Offenses for Aggression among Students in Grades 1-6

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…

REL Central Webinar on Teacher Candidate Evaluation Instruments

RMC Research will Present as Part of a REL Central Webinar on Teacher Candidate Evaluation Instruments on February 13, 2019 RMC Research is presenting as part of the REL Central webinar “Examining the Reliability and Validity of Teacher Candidate Evaluation Instruments” on Feb. 13. Presenters also include a representative from the Council for the Accreditation…

Nevada Native Youth Community Project

The evaluation of the Nevada Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) is a mixed methods formative and summative evaluation being conducted by staff from the RMC Tampa and Denver offices. The evaluation is designed to assess program impacts on students, parents/guardians, and community members associated with three schools: Yerington Intermediate School and Yerington High School in…

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