SEDL Monthly
Competencies and Actions of Effective Turnaround Principals

Photo of a teacher working with several children. Effective principals are an essential element in improving student achievement and learning. Identifying Competencies and Actions of Effective Turnaround Principals, a new briefing paper from the Southeast Comprehensive Center, addresses the essential competencies and actions of the turnaround principal.

The Use of Student Perceptual Data as a Measure of Teaching Effectiveness


The Use of Student Perceptual Data as a Measure of Teaching Effectiveness

Many states are implementing multiple ways of assessing teaching effectiveness. Student survey instruments can provide valuable insight into the teaching and learning environment of a classroom. A briefing paper from the Texas Comprehensive Center looks at one of those multiple measures, student perceptual data to inform a performance-based teacher evaluation.

Connecting Kids to Math and Science

Connecting Kids to Math and Science

The Connecting Kids to Mathematics and Science professional development course is designed to provide teachers in grades 4–8 with hands-on experience in integrating mathematics, science, and technology in the classroom. The course guides teachers through developing and implementing problem-based lessons that connect math and science and employ technology to promote student learning.

KTDRR Website


Our Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) has launched its new website. The Center’s purpose is to make it easier to find, understand, and use the results of research that can make a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities. We invite you to review the site and give feedback to the KTDRR team.

Two girls working on a science experiment.


Our client Girlstart, an organization that provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K–12 girls, was recently featured in the Austin American-Statesman. SEDL’s evaluation of Girlstart’s work is also mentioned in the article.

Join our study!


Has your state adopted the Common Core State Standards? Schools or districts that join our effectiveness study will receive free reading or math materials aligned with the new standards. Hurry! The opportunity to join our study will end soon.

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We have job openings at our offices in Austin, Texas; Montgomery, Alabama; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit our website to learn more.

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