Research & Tools

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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
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
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
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
Early Indicators and Academic Mindset in the Clark County School District

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Report December 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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