Research & Tools

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Who Repeats Algebra I, and How Does Initial Performance Relate to Improvement When the Course is Repeated? This REL West study explores the prevalence of students repeating Algebra I, who is most likely to repeat the course, and the level of improvement for students who repeat.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Link November 2014
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
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
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
Video: Making Meaningful Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Video September 2015
Using Assessment Data to Guide Math Course Placement of California Middle School Students A REL West report on strategies for making math placement decisions in middle school.

Increasing College and Career Readiness and Success

Link September 2014
Understanding How Teachers Use Student Assessment Data A summary prepared for the Nevada Research Education Alliance Northern Work Group to help identify survey instruments to gather information about teachers' use of data.

Strengthening Educator Effectiveness

Report October 2012
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
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
The Characteristics of Long-Term English Language Learner Students and Struggling Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students in Utah This study is one of a series of three companion studies that seek to help Arizona, Nevada, and Utah identify the characteristics of long-term ELL students and struggling Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) students.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Report October 2014
The Characteristics of Long-Term English Language Learner Students and Struggling Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students in Nevada This study is one of a series of three companion studies that seek to help Arizona, Nevada, and Utah identify the characteristics of long-term ELL students and struggling Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) students.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Report October 2014
The Characteristics of Long-Term English Language Learner Students and Struggling Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students in Arizona This study is one of a series of three companion studies that seek to help Arizona, Nevada, and Utah identify the characteristics of long-term ELL students and struggling Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) students.

Accelerating Achievement among English Learners

Report October 2014
The Appropriateness of a California Student and Staff Survey for Measuring Middle School Climate A REL West report on the effectiveness of the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey for identifying needs and monitoring changes in school climate.

Improving School Climate and Student Achievement in Low-Performing Schools

Link September 2014
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
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