Research & Tools

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Properties of the Multiple Measures in Arizona's Teacher Evaluation Model This REL West study explores the relationships among the components of the Arizona Department of Education’s new teacher evaluation model, with a particular focus on the extent to which ratings from the state model’s teacher observation instrument differentiates higher and lower performance.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link December 2014
REL West Research Digest Alliance Helps States Map New Terrain in Educator Evaluation

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Research Digest December 2014
REL West Research Digest California Middle Schools Use Campus-Climate Data to Inform Improvement Efforts

Improving School Climate and Student Achievement in Low-Performing Schools

Research Digest April 2015
Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Tool April 2015
For students with disabilities, how do high school outcomes vary by disability category? Infographic: For students with disabilities, how do high school outcomes vary by disability category?

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success
Improving School Climate and Student Achievement in Low-Performing Schools

Tool June 2015
The Effects of the Elevate Math Summer Program on Math Achievement and Algebra Readiness This REL West study examined the results of a randomized control trial that studied the effects of the a summer math instruction program on math achievement and algebra readiness. The study also examined math interest and math self-efficacy among rising grade 8 students.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Link July 2015
Opening a Gateway to College Access Mastering algebra is a fundamental step toward gaining access to and preparing for the higher level math courses that high school students must complete in order to be prepared for college. Three recent REL West studies shed important light on policies and practices that affect student success in algebra and preparation for higher level math courses.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Research July 2015
Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities: Key Issues in the Literature and State Practice A new REL West report provides insights from the literature and state practice on identifying and supporting English learner students with learning disabilities

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Link July 2015
Video: Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Video September 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
Scaffolding Structures to Support Academic Conversations for English Learners View this 17-minute video from the CORE Districts Alliance that uses a classroom example to explore strategies for procedures and routines for interaction as well as scaffolding supports to promote rich classroom conversations for English and diverse learners.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Video November 2015
A Descriptive Study of the Pilot Implementation of Student Learning Objectives in Arizona and Utah New Study Suggests Student Learning Objectives Can Differentiate Teacher Performance and Align with Other Teacher Evaluation Indicators

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link November 2015
REL West Research Digest Data Reveal Varied Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Research Digest November 2015
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