Technical Assistance

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 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…

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…

Technical Assistance and Training to Fulton County Schools Numeracy Instructional Framework

2017 – 2018 The Denver (CO) and Tampa (FL) offices of RMC Research worked with literacy and mathematics leaders, coaches, and content specialists in Fulton County Schools (FCS) (GA) to examine characteristics of coaching and prepare a Coaching Framework. RMC Research also worked with mathematics leaders, coaches, and content specialists in FCS to examine beliefs…

Idaho Math and Science Partnership External Evaluation Coordination and Technical Assistance

2004 – Present RMC Research served as the external program evaluation coordinator for the Idaho Math Science Partnership (ID MSP) program, providing technical assistance to project principal investigators related to their evaluation designs. RMC Research also conducted onsite visits to various projects over the years, analyzed individual project evaluation plans and instruments, analyzed data to…

New America Schools Diagnostic Reviews

2016 RMC Research conducted diagnostic reviews for the New America Schools, alternative education charter schools serving students from Denver, Jefferson County, and Aurora (CO). The reviews included focus groups, interviews, classroom observation and assessment analysis and resulted in revisions of the schools’ Unified Improvement Plans.

Evaluation of Nebraska Statewide Mathematics and Science Teacher Needs Assessment Program

2015 The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program required that applicants present results of a comprehensive assessment of mathematics and/or science teacher quality and professional development needs. RMC Research developed and administered a statewide needs assessment to support this process. Nebraska teachers were sent invitations directly by NDE including information…

Texas Comprehensive Center

2012 – 2017 RMC Research served as a subcontractor and partner to the American Institutes of Research to operate the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC). RMC Research staff performed a variety of activities for TXCC that helped the Texas Education Agency (TEA) develop educator evaluation systems; expand and enhance the effectiveness of extended learning opportunities; study…

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