Research & Tools

RESOURCE REGIONAL PRIORITY RESOURCE TYPE PUBLISHED ▼
District Guide for Creating Indicators for Early Warning Systems New REL West guide provides tools and examples for districts to create locally relevant early warning indicators.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Tool December 2016
When Every Student Matters: A K-12 Approach for Supporting and Promoting Graduation A video from the REL West Dropout Prevention Alliance for Utah Students with Disabilities highlights one approach to supporting at-risk students.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Video December 2016
Research Digest: Studies Confirm Need for Targeted Supports for English Learner Students Out of increasing concern that English learner students are struggling academically more than their English-proficient peers, many educators are seeking ways to better understand and support English learner students' academic progress.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Research Digest December 2016
English learner students: A diverse group deserves differentiated services Three recent REL West studies from the English Learner Alliance confirmed that English learner students are a diverse group and may benefit from differentiated programs and services to support their varied educational needs.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Tool December 2016
Early Indicators and Academic Mindset in the Clark County School District

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Report December 2016
Scaling Academic Planning in Community College: A Randomized Controlled Trial This study looks at the effectiveness of various interventions on increasing the completion of academic plans by community college students

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Link November 2016
When Dropouts Return to School: A Statewide Look at the Characteristics and Education Outcomes of Utah Dropouts Who Re-Enrolled in High School New REL West study challenges the conventional perception that when students drop out they leave school for good.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success
Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Link November 2016
High School Graduation Rates Across English Learner Student Subgroups in Arizona A new study examines four-year high school graduation rates for different subgroups of English learners (ELs), based on their ENglish proficiency and length of time as an EL student.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Link November 2016
Long-Term English Learner Students: Spotlight on an Overlooked Population A new brief from the English Learner Alliance on long-term English learners (LTELs).

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Tool November 2016
English Learner Students' Readiness for Academic Success: The Predictive Potential of English Language Proficiency Assessment Scores in Arizona and Nevada This study examines the relationship between English language proficiency levels and success in mainstream English only classes by student grade level.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Link October 2016
Projecting California Teacher Retirements Over the Next Decade Projected teacher retirements over the next decade mean very different teacher staffing realities in California

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link October 2016
Supporting Principals Using Teacher Effectiveness Data This video-based workshop from REL West and the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders builds the capacity of district and school leaders to better understand, analyze, and apply teacher effectiveness data to make strategic decisions regarding teacher assignment, leadership, and professional development, and also helps facilitate local planning around the use of these data.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Video October 2016
How Students’ Perspectives Can Improve Community College Programs This video describes how counselors at Saddleback Community College, with help from REL West, leveraged student voice to gain valuable insight about their students’ career-counseling needs.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Video October 2016
Research Digest: Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data Using data for evaluating and supporting effective teaching.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Research Digest September 2016
The College Promise in California: A Collection of Program Profiles This booklet provides details on California's 23 College Promise program, which have been implemented to support California's community college students in obtaining their degrees.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Tool August 2016