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REL Primer Helps District Staff Untangle Nested Data to Increase Accuracy of Research Analyses

Educators and evaluators often want to know how the characteristics of classrooms, schools, and districts are related to the academic outcomes of students. At the same . . .

REL New Hampshire Teacher Evaluation Study at American Evaluation Association Conference

In mid-October, I represented REL Northeast & Islands and our New Hampshire Educator Evaluation Implementation Study Team at the American Evaluation Association . . .

District Data Directors Troubleshoot Shared Challenges Through Alliance

In the spring of 2014, as they do every three months, the members of the Urban School Improvement Alliance (USIA) met for a day to talk and to plan. On April 15, the . . .

Educators Respond to Study of English Learners in a Single New England District

In the study "Making Connections: The Correlates of Academic Performance for English Language Learners in a New England District," published by the Institute of . . .

REL Northeast & Islands and Harvard Graduate School of Education Event Explores Researcher and Practitioner Perspectives on Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems

The educator evaluation systems that districts are rolling out across the country have quickly become an intensive focus of study for education researchers. To share and . . .

What's the Ask A REL Reference Desk?

Have you ever gone into a library and asked the Reference Desk librarian to look something up for you? It could be about anything—how many residents are in the state . . .

Letter from the Director: Our Growing Reach in 2014

The REL Northeast & Islands outreach list increased an impressive 13 percent in 2014, more than double our 6 percent rate of growth in 2013. If you received a link . . .

English Learners Bridge Event Draws 100 to Hartford

On November 6, 2014, the English Language Learners Alliance hosted a day-long Bridge Event featuring the Institute of Education Sciences Practice Guide Teaching . . .