A-Z List of Free SEDL Publications

Below is a list of SEDL publications available free online. There are additional publications available in the SEDL Store, where SEDL lists the publications available for sale.

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Early Warning Data System (EWDS) (2010)
The Early Warning Data System (EWDS) Tool tracks research-based ninth-grade indicators related to high school dropout, such as attendance and academics, and automatically flags students who are below the specified benchmarks leading to graduation. The tool provides leading indicators so that school staff can quickly review data and plan interventions as early as 20 to 30 days after the beginning of the school year.
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Easing the Transition from PreK to Kindergarten: What Schools and Families Can Do to Address Child Readiness (2005)
This strategy brief discusses the importance of school-family connections in ensuring a successful transition from PreK to Kindergarten.
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Education Renewal Zones: Increasing Partnerships and Sharing Resources for School Improvement (2006)
SEDL staff conducted a multiyear evaluation of the ERZ initiative in eight sites across the state of Arkansas. The evaluation included both formative and summative data collection and reporting functions. The primary goals of the evaluation were to document the context in which the ERZ initiative takes place in each site, the implementation of the initiative according to the guidelines specified in the legislation, and the short- and long-term outcomes resulting from the implementation of the initiative. SEDL collaboratively developed a program logic model that was used to identify qualitative and quantitative outcome measures to be monitored as the initiative is implemented.
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Effectiveness of Adult Employment Assistance Services for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (A Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review) (2009)
This systematic review aims to determine the effectiveness of adult employment interventions in securing and maintaining employment for adults with autism spectrum disorder.
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Emerging Issues in School, Family, & Community Connections (2001)
This research synthesis highlights critical areas of work in family and community connections with schools where clarification, agreement, and further development are needed.
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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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Engaging Diverse Learners Through the Provision of STEM Education Opportunities: Southeast Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, May 2012 (2012)
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are viewed as fundamental elements in preparing our next generation to compete in the 21st century economy. This brief examines how various states are seeking to improve access to STEM education opportunities for diverse learners to meet state and federal education priorities and funding requirements.
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Engaging Families at the Secondary Level: What Schools Can Do to Support Family Involvement (2005)
This strategy brief discusses strategies for successful family involvement at the middle school and high school levels.
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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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Enhancing Data Use and Quality to Shape Education Policy: (Insights on Education Policy, Practice, and Research, Number 18) (2005)
In this issue of Insights, SEDL investigated state education data in four states to determine whether research can be conducted to find answers to education resource and student performance policy questions. This issue highlights study findings that policymakers will find informative in efforts to meet standards and data effectively.
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Evaluation of Educator Professional Development Programs Implemented at the Regional and Local Levels Final Report (2006)
SEDL, Gibson Consulting, Academic Information Management, Inc., and two other firms evaluated the statewide teacher training activities funded through the Texas Student Success Initiative, which encompassed the Texas Reading, Mathematics, and Science Teacher Academies. SEDL conducted a literature review of best practices in professional development; expert reviews of academy training materials and resources; and surveys to ascertain how teachers perceived the training and if they were implementing the strategies in the classroom.
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