This Quick Guide provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with information about how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. This guide will help you plan; engage stakeholders; collect, analyze, and report school climate data; identify and implement interventions; and monitor and evaluate your progress.
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17 Feb 2016
In this commentary (part of our longform essay, Applying Social Science in the Real World), George Bohrnstedt discusses what NAEP is telling us about achievement differences between Black and White students over time.
17 Feb 2016
In this commentary (part of our longform essay, Applying Social Science in the Real World), Terry Salinger discusses the inherent messiness of evaluation research and how to address them.
17 Feb 2016
In this commentary (part of our longform essay, Applying Social Science in the Real World), Bea Birman asks why simply identifying effective practices in education hasn’t yielded widespread or system-wide improvement outcomes.
16 Feb 2016
In this commentary (part of our longform essay, Applying Social Science in the Real World), David Osher discusses three research-to-practice challenges to successfully implementing evidence-based practices and programs.
19 Oct 2016
An early warning system allows educators to assign and provide appropriate interventions to at-risk students early on, during the 9th grade year, to prevent dropout before it happens. This video from REL Midwest summarizes research on early warning systems and dropout prevention.
19 Feb 2016
While research has validated early warning indicators for high school dropout and other educational milestones in many locations, those indicators may vary across contexts. This step-by-step guide was created to help school districts identify and select their own early warning indicators. Included in the guide is a set of templates to document decisions and organize the analysis to identify and select appropriate early warning indicators for your school or district.
30 Apr 2016
This Professional Learning Module was developed to support regional comprehensive centers, state educational agency staff, and state regional centers in building their knowledge and capacity to integrate and prioritize employability skills at the state and local levels.
19 Jul 2016
A growing number of school districts are using early warning systems in their strategy for improving rates of student on-time graduation. The study used student-level data and a five-step process to identify the most accurate indicators of students’ failure to graduate from high school on time.
29 Aug 2016
ESSA provides an opportunity for states to operationalize their college and career readiness vision. This brief provides a policy framework to help states align their college and career readiness definitions with relevant policy provisions under ESSA into one cohesive strategy.