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Our 20 Most Recent Resources

SECC Information Request: Policies, Programs, and Practices States Use to Differentiate Levels of Intervention and Support for High-Need Schools

(2015)

This report describes various states¹ differentiated levels of intervention and support for high-need schools.

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College- and Career-Readiness Standards and Assessment Resource List (2015)

This biannual update provides a list of resources that focus on college- and career-readiness standards and assessment. It includes materials from the federal content centers, comprehensive centers, and regional educational laboratories, as well as other organizations with expertise in education policy, research, and technical assistance.

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SECC Information Request: State-Based Approaches for Supporting Gifted Education in Local School Districts (2015)

This report discusses approaches used by 14 state education agencies to support gifted education in their local school districts.

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SEDL Insights, Vol. 3, No. 1: Teaching Content-Area Literacy and Disciplinary Literacy (2015)
This issue of SEDL Insights focuses on two types of literacy that are crucial to helping students become college and career ready: content-area literacy and disciplinary literacy.
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Teaching Math to Young Children: Introduction (Webinar) (2015)
This webinar provides an overview of the five evidence-based recommendations in the Teaching Math to Young Children practice guide, with a focus on Recommendation 4: Teach children to view and describe their world mathematically. Presenting is Sharon M. Carver, director of Carnegie Mellon's Children's School and one of the practice guide's panelists.
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SECC Information Request: Approaches for Improving High School Graduation Rates of Students with Disabilities in CA, FL, NC, and TX (2014)
A number of states are implementing strategies for improving high school graduation rates of students with disabilities. This report takes a closer look at such efforts in the states of California, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas.
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SECC Information Request: Approaches for Improving High School Graduation Rates of Students with Disabilities in DE, KY, MD, and TN (2014)
Efforts to improve graduation rates for students with disabilities in four states are explored as well as any potential impacts on student achievement.
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SECC Information Request: Implementation of Mastery-Based Learning (2014)
A number states have implemented mastery-based learning, which allows students to demonstrate a deep understanding of content to earn course credit without having to complete seat time. This report explores policies and approaches in states that have implemented such programs.
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Arkansas Prekindergarten Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview (2014)
This document provides an overview of the Arkansas Prekindergarten Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas Department of Health Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations.
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Building Early Childhood Data Systems Webinar (2014)
Statewide early childhood data systems can provide valuable information for policymakers and practitioners, as well as families and caregivers. This interactive webinar examines the current status of early childhood data systems development in states across the country and provides practical recommendations for developing such systems.
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Engaging Families in the Assessment Process and the Use of Data: An Early Childhood Example (Webinar) (2014)
This webinar examines the strategies the Research Program Partnership at the University of Kansas employs to foster the use of early childhood data at multiple levels, particularly with families. Focus is placed on family engagement in the assessment process and the strategies used to share child assessment data with families.
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Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview (2014)
This document provides an overview of the Louisiana Charter Schools Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations.
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New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview (2014)

This document provides an overview of the New Mexico Achievement Gap Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the New Mexico Public Education Department, the New Mexico Higher Education Department, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations.

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New Mexico Prekindergarten Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview (2014)
This document provides an overview of the New Mexico Prekindergarten Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected by the New Mexico Public Education Department; the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department; the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations.
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Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview (2014)

This document provides an overview of the Oklahoma Rural Schools Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations.

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Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships (2014)
This resource presents a new framework for designing family engagement initiatives that build capacity among educators and families to partner with one another around student success. Based in existing research and best practices, this report is designed to act as a scaffold for the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs.
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SECC Information Request: Focus School Strategies, Practices, and Achievement (2014)

The report details strategies and practices undertaken in a number of states to improve achievement in their Focus Schools.

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SECC Information Request: Policies and Practices for Identifying and Supporting Underrepresented Students in Gifted Education Programs (2014)
The report provides information on underrepresented students in gifted and talented education programs. It includes a summary of information regarding policies and practices for 30 states.
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SECC Information Request: State Use of Professional Learning Communities (2014)
A state department of education served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center at SEDL requested information regarding state use of schoolwide, large-scale professional learning communities.
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SECC Information Request: Support and Strategies for Enriching Achievement of Native American Students (2014)

This report discusses educational support and strategies for Native American students.

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