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Three recent articles cite a SEDL study on the benefits of parent involvement in education.
The Meridian Star (MS, Nov. 1) (WI, Oct. 30)
The Hartford Courant (CT, Oct. 4)

Project director Lacy Wood talks about parent involvement and SEDL’s National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools in an article in The Bakersfield Californian.

The article "Measure Progress and Have Fun," in the Sept./Oct. issue of Scholastic Instructor provides preK–K reading assessment ideas based on SEDL’s Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A Framework.

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Online Resources for Understanding and Implementing Change
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Measuring Implementation in Schools: The Stages of Concern Questionnaire
Understanding how stakeholders feel about a new program or practice can play a key role in its successful implementation. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ), part of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, offers a way for researchers, program evaluators, administrators, and change facilitators to assess teacher concerns about strategies, programs, or materials introduced in a school. Recently, SEDL has made the SoCQ available online, allowing change facilitators to customize the questionnaire with the name of the innovation, access data immediately, and sort data by subgroups.

The Stages of Concern Questionnaire Online costs $0.50 per questionnaire completion, which can save time and money that would otherwise be spent in administrating the survey and analyzing the data manually. Education leaders can purchase access to the SoCQ today, arrange for its administration in relation to a specific change initiative, and be viewing automatically summarized data within an hour.

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The online version of the SoCQ can be customized to a school or district’s needs and provides several benefits over using a manually scored version of the questionnaire.
  SEDL Letter
The November 2009 issue of SEDL Letter is now available online. This issue focuses on improving school performance and how education leaders at all levels—state, district, school, and classroom—work together to help students succeed.

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