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SEDL's library of free resources are resources that have been developed and field-tested with our partner schools, districts, and communities.

Our 20 Most Recent Resources

Boosting North Carolina School Turnaround Efforts (2016)
This story details SECC's involvement in supporting North Carolina school turnaround efforts.
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College- and Career-Readiness Standards and Assessment Resource List (Winter 2015–16) (2016)
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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Behavioral, Psychological, Educational and Vocational Interventions to Facilitate Employment Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review (2015)

The objective of this systematic review is to examine experimental and quasi-experimental studies about interventions that (i) include one or more behavioral, psychological, educational, or vocational components, (ii) involve cancer survivors aged 18 years or older, and (iii) assess intervention outcomes on employment outcomes. The aims are both to describe the variety of interventions that have been studied using rigorous methods and to estimate intervention effects.

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Building Biliteracy Instruction, Programs, and Services (Webinar) (2015)
Hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest, this webinar provides an overview of evidence-based instructional programs and services to support biliteracy development among English learners in grades K–12.
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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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Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Systematic Review (2015)
The purpose of this review is to identify and assess the evidence related to interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury that are directly focused on return to work.
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Facilitating Professional Learning Communities to Support English Learners: Event Archive (2015)

Hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on July 16, 2015, this 1-day workshop provided attendees with an overview of facilitating professional learning communities in the use of evidence-based practices to support English learners. Event materials include the agenda, presentation, handouts, and Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse.

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Highlights from a KTER Center Systematic Review—Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury: KTER Center Technical Brief #6 (2015)
This technical brief presents the findings and implications for Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Systematic Review.
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Highlights from a KTER Center Systematic Review: Behavioral, Psychological, Educational and Vocational Interventions to Facilitate Employment Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: KTER Center Technical Brief #5 (2015)

This technical brief presents the findings and implications for Behavioral, Psychological, Educational and Vocational Interventions to Facilitate Employment Outcomes for Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review.

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Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide (2015)

The Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide is designed to assist teacher teams in applying the evidence-based strategies in the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School educator's practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse.

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REL Southwest Resources (2015)

This list provides an overview of the resources available from the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest. Resources include data inventories; reports, guides, and tools; research agendas; and workshops and technical assistance. 

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SECC Information Request: Descriptions of State-Developed Alternative Intervention Models for School Improvement Grants in Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas (2015)

This report describes state-developed alternative intervention models for schools receiving SIG funds in five states.

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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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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: Grading Practices for Student Report Cards (2014)
Grading practices for student report cards vary in many states and are often established at the local and district levels. Policies and practices in various states regarding the use of conduct, punctuality, and/or effort grades on student report cards are examined.
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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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