Research & Tools

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The Achievement Progress of English Learner Students in the West Region New REL West studies offers insight into how English learner students are progressing in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Research August 2016
Reducing Chronic Absenteeism: Every Day Counts! This 19-minute video from REL West first describes the prevalence, causes, and academic consequences of chronic absenteeism in grades K-12 in Utah and across the nation. It then addresses promising strategies for reducing chronic absence, highlighting three schools in Utah that have built schoolwide cultures of good attendance, used data to identify students missing school to trigger outreach, and personalized outreach to support students.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Video July 2016
Online Resources for Community College Counselors These web pages are a collection of program information and implementation strategies used by community college student services professionals, featuring case studies, videos, and other resources.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Tool May 2016
How Are Teacher Evaluation Data Used in Five Arizona Districts? A new study describes how five Arizona school districts are using teacher evaluation data to inform workforce decisions.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link May 2016
West Region Public Education by the Numbers These downloadable infographics provide a snapshot of essential public education stats for REL West's region and for each state in the region: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah.

Tool May 2016
Examining the Validity of Ratings From a Classroom Observation Instrument for Use in a District's Teacher Evaluation System A new validity study examines a classroom observation instrument in one Nevada district's teacher evaluation system.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link May 2016
REL West at AERA & NCME 2016 List of presentations and sessions by REL West staff at AERA & NCME 2016

Tool April 2016
REL West Research Digest Ask A REL: Timely Research-Based Responses to Pressing Education Questions

Research Digest March 2016
Resource Collection: Building Educators' Understanding of Early Mathematics to Promote Students' Later Mathematics Success A new resource collection drawn from in-person and web-based events designed for educators that share strategies for teaching math to young children.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Tool January 2016
Resource Collection: Effective Practices for Partnering With Families of English Learner Students in Preschool and Kindergarten A new resource collection drawn from web-based events that share strategies for educators interested in fostering effective partnerships with families of young English learner students.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Tool January 2016
Analysis of the Stability of Teacher-Level Growth Scores From the Student Growth Percentile Model How does a popular measure of teacher effectiveness hold up under scrutiny?

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link January 2016
Strategies to Identify and Support English Learners With Learning Disabilities This resource brief from REL West's English Learner Alliance describes key elements of research-based processes that can help identify and support English learner students who may have learning disabilities. It also highlights five comprehensive state manuals aimed to assist educators in supporting these students.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Tool January 2016
Examining Current and Proposed Home Language Surveys in California Examining Current and Proposed Home Language Surveys in California in Relation to Initial English Language Proficiency Assessment Results: An Exploratory Study

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Research December 2015
Advanced Course Completion in Magnet and Comprehensive High Schools: A Study in Nevada's Clark County School District Do students' chances of completing advanced courses differ based on whether they attend a magnet or a comprehensive high school?

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Link November 2015
Promoting Success in the First Year of High School View a 19-minute video from the Dropout Prevention Alliance for Utah Students with Disabilities on the challenges facing students entering their first year of high school. A viewing and discussion guide, along with a list of additional resources, are also provided.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Video November 2015