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Works in Progress


Graduation Outcomes of Youth who Entered New York City Public Schools as English Learner Students in Grade 5 or 6

This study will describe the graduation rates and diploma types earned by students who enter school as English learners in grades 5 and 6, a sub-group of students that may be at particularly elevated risk for academic difficulties.


Exploring District-Level Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios

The Northeast Rural District Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands will investigate the extent to which conclusions about district efficiency depend on the measures of student performance and district expenditures used to calculate expenditure-to-performance ratios.


A Guide to Calculating District Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios Using Publicly Available Data

This REL Northeast & Islands guide will help states and districts use publicly available data about district expenditures and student academic performance to calculate six expenditure-to-performance ratios and compare district ranks across ratios.


Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment Tool

With support from REL Northeast & Islands, the English Language Learners Research Alliance (ELLA) is designing a Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment Tool to help state education agencies that use an HLS to identify and address factors contributing to the limited or poor quality of data about English learner students.


Analyzing Student-Level Disciplinary Data

This project will provide a guide to help districts analyze their student-level data and answer questions about the use of disciplinary methods; for example, whether these methods are disproportionately applied to certain student subgroups, and the relationship between disciplinary methods and student academic outcomes.


Examination of Puerto Rico School-Level Characteristics and Student Graduation

REL Northeast and Islands researchers are studying school-level characteristics—e.g., student attendance, student achievement, and characteristics of school leaders and educators—in Puerto Rico high schools as they relate to graduation rates. 

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