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, the team is designing an approach to assess the effects of certification rule changes on educator preparation programs and on various outcomes related to practicing educators and the educator workforce. A second technical assistance project focuses on building capacity of the state agency and institutions of higher education to monitor implementation and outcomes of educator preparation programs.