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TeachDETROIT Completes Summer 2017 Programming

RMC Research is conducting the external evaluation of the Noyce Mathematics Fellows, TeachDETROIT (NMFTD) project. The 5-year project led by Wayne State University is focused on preparing elementary and middle school mathematics teachers in Detroit area schools through a 15-month urban teacher residency program that includes two intensive summer laboratory school experiences, Detroit-focused coursework, and…

Rural Teacher Retention

As part of REL Central, RMC Research is partnering state education agencies in four states (Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota) to develop a study of rural teacher retention and mobility. The study is designed to better understand the dynamic and geographic character of the teacher labor market in rural areas of the Central Region…

Mathematics of Doing, Understanding, Learning and Educating for Secondary Schools (MODULE S2)

RMC Research Corporation will serve as the external evaluator for the NSF-funded Mathematics of Doing, Understanding, Learning and Educating for Secondary Schools (MODULE S2) project (Award #1726723) at Middle Tennessee State University. MODULE(S2) will create course materials that will be used to develop preservice teachers’ mathematical knowledge as it relates specifically to the work of…

Developing A Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Blended and Personalized Teaching and Learning in Nebraska

The Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) coordinates statewide efforts with all 17 Educational Service Units (ESUs) serving 245 school districts employing 22,000 teachers, educating 307,000 students. During the 2016-2017 school year, ESUCC developed the “Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching and Learning” project, integrating multiple state data systems and resources into an ecosystem of support, tools,…

Recruiting and Preparing STEM Majors to be Highly-Qualified, K-12 STEM Teachers Serving High-Need, Rural, Local Educational Agencies: DC-Noyce Scholars Program

RMC Research is working with Dordt College to evaluate a newly-awarded, NSF-funded, Noyce Scholars project: Recruiting and Preparing STEM Majors to be Highly-Qualified, K-12 STEM Teachers Serving High-Need, Rural, Local Educational Agencies: DC-Noyce Scholars Program. The project aims to recruit and train high-quality STEM teachers to serve high-needs rural local schools and districts. Specifically, the…

Aurora Public Schools Diagnostic Reviews

2017 RMC Research conducted diagnostic reviews at nine Aurora Public Schools (CO) to help pinpoint areas of instructional and organizational strengths and concerns and to support the development of a focused, high-leverage approach to improvement. The reviews were based on the Colorado Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement (School Level Standards and Indicators, revised…

Imagine Learning Universal Screening Tool Evaluation

2016 – 2017 RMC Research worked with Imagine Learning, a company which seeks to provide differentiated language and literacy instruction to students using individualized technologies, to evaluate a Universal Screener. Universal Screeners identify students who are at risk for poor academic outcomes. The evaluation aligned with five technical criteria used by The National Center on…

Evaluation of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Noyce Project

2015 – 2017 RMC Research conducted an evaluation of this partnership between the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). This Noyce Scholarship Track Phase I program addressed the national need for more underrepresented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent who pursue careers in teaching. The initiative was built…

Evaluation of Trajectory to Teaching from Sparking Interest to Fostering Induction

2017 RMC Research Corporation conducted an evaluation of the Boise State University (BSU) Noyce II program, building upon the success and lessons learned from the BSU Noyce I program and aligned with the IDoTeach program. The Noyce II program involved three fundamental components: “Sparking Interest,” “Promoting Persistence,” and “Supporting Induction.” The BSU Noyce II program…

Evaluation of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences at Arizona State University

2017 RMC Research served as the external evaluator for this project at Arizona State University designed to develop and implement Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), in which all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors from the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences would enroll and learn from each other in a synergistic manner. CUREs…

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