Research

Technical Assistance for Research and Evaluation in Teacher Preparation

2013 – 2016 As part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central, RMC Research helped to develop the Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance. Working with various education stakeholders throughout the region, RMC Research led a range of technical assistance activities designed to build research alliance member capacity to use data and research. Activities included a review…

Study of State Approaches for Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs

2012 – 2014 As part of the Educational Regional Laboratory (REL) Central, RMC Research conducted a study of Central region state approaches for evaluation of teacher preparation programs. The purpose of the study was to describe how states in the REL Central Region (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) evaluated teacher preparation…

Understanding Field Experiences in Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs in Missouri

2012 – 2016 As part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central, RMC Research conducted a study of the implementation of the clinical practice component of teacher preparation programs in Missouri. The study involved a statewide survey of all first-year teachers who graduated from programs in Missouri. The study documented implementation of the student teaching…

Examining the Reliability and Validity of a Teacher Candidate Performance Evaluation Protocol

2014 – 2016 As part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central, RMC Research collaborated with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to examine the reliability and validity of a teacher candidate performance evaluation protocol developed by the state. The study was based on a comprehensive framework for validity and reliability that includes:…

Evaluation of Learning Algebra and Methods for Proving (LAMP)

2013 – 2015 The Learning Algebra and Methods for Proving (LAMP) project, led by the University of Idaho, was a Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goals of LAMP were to: (1) produce evidence-based curriculum materials for improving student learning of reasoning, proving, and argumentation in eighth-grade classrooms…

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