DRE’s ED News for K12 includes LEA Applied Rsch Rpts, Reorg SEAs, grades drop in HS in CPS, CCSS@4,test resources 4 parents : http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

posted Apr 27, 2014, 8:59 AM by Joe o'reilly

This week’s edition of ED News for K12 Researchers can be found at http://bit.ly/18mG3K1

We are posting district reports submitted as part of the AERA paper competition. We have posted the Category 1: Applied Research & Category 3: Assessment submissions. We have also posted the names of the award winning reports.


The Applied Research submissions posted this week include Austin ISD’s Predictor of ELL Exits, Wake County’s HS Retention Report, the Chicago Consortium’s report on The Challenge of Senior Year in CPS, Austin ISD’s Pilot Teacher Appraisal System, Wake’s report on the progress of a LEP Cohort, and a study on Statistical Test for Latent Growth Non-linearity.


Next week we will post the communicating research reports. Go to https://sites.google.com/a/redirectors.org/www-redirectors-org/file-cabinet/2014reportsbyorfordistricts and look in the Category 1 & 3 folders.



NM sued because A-F accountability and teacher eval rules increase inequity  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/23/29funding.h33.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mrss

R’s view of the common core  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/us/politics/republicans-see-political-wedge-in-common-core.html?_r=0

College attainment rates by state and city  http://www.luminafoundation.org/stronger_nation

Common Core at 4: Vision vs. Reality  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/23/29cc-overview.h33.html

America’s Best High Schools  -- according to US News http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools and according to WaPo’s Matthews

Wallace Fndtn on how to scale up innovation  http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/summer-and-extended-learning-time/extended-learning-time/Pages/Scaling-Up-Staying-True.aspx

Why students’ grades  drop when they get to high school and what can be done about it  http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/publications/free-fail-or-track-college  and Chicago On Track  http://ontrack.uchicago.edu/

SEAs should pare down according to Fordham  http://edexcellence.net/publications/the-state-education-agency-at-the-helm-not-the-oar?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014-SEA-Helm-Not-Oar

Resources for parents to understand assessments  http://www.edutopia.org/assessment-testing-parent-resources?utm_content=buffer41ba6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Strategic Data Project resources & case studies  http://www.gse.harvard.edu/sdp/resources/case-studies.php

Breakfast in the classroom may increase scores  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2014/04/breakfast_classroom.html

Lagniappe.  The Irish dominate Boston, the Poles dominate one PA county, you can see the spill over of border groups in Quebec and Mexico, and the locations of major Native American enclaves in this map of primary ancestry groups by county  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/04/18/ethnic-america-mapped-your-countys-biggest-ancestral-populations/