Research

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…

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…

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…

The Broad Center Impact Study

2017 – 2018 The Broad Center (TBC) has been working for nearly a decade to help prepare educational leaders for the nation’s public districts, states, and charter school networks. RMC Research partnered with TBC to conduct a study of student achievement and other student outcomes (including achievement gap closure) associated with having TBC-trained leaders and…

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…

Study of Teacher Time Use in the Douglas County School District

2016 – 2017 RMC Research conducted a study for the Douglas County (CO) School District of the use of teacher time, focusing on non-instructional activities such as planning, professional development, test administration, committee work, and other duties. Using a districtwide teacher survey, the study documented the nature of time use, the amount of time spent…

Evaluation of Adaptive Pedagogy for Elementary Teachers Project

2015 – Present The Adaptive Pedagogy for Elementary Teachers: Promoting Multiplicative and Fractional Reasoning to Improve Students’ Preparedness for Middle School Mathematics (AdPeD) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Full Design & Development project within the Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) Learning Strand. The project is implementing and studying a professional development (PD) intervention designed to…

Study Reviews Using What Works Clearinghouse Standards and Procedures

2014 – 2016 As part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central, RMC Research conducted systematic evidence reviews using rigorous What Works Clearinghouse standards and procedures. Reviews focused on the topics of teacher feedback and formative assessment interventions.

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