Research & Tools

RESOURCE ▲ REGIONAL PRIORITY RESOURCE TYPE PUBLISHED
Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Tool April 2015
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
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
Principal and Teacher Perceptions of Implementation of Multiple-Measure Teacher Evaluation Systems in Arizona This REL West study describes how multiple-measure teacher evaluations were put into practice in a set of ten volunteering local education agencies (LEAs) in Arizona.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Link December 2014
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
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
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
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
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 Conference on Common Core Draws 200 California Educators

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Research Digest October 2012
REL West Research Digest Alliances Help Educators Access, Analyze Dropout Data

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Research Digest August 2013
REL West Research Digest Silicon Valley Research Alliance Wrestles with Math Sequences and Instruction

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Research Digest December 2013
REL West Research Digest Taking a Closer Look at English Learner Subgroups Whose Achievement Stalls Out

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Research Digest May 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