New REL Report: Comparing Success Rates for General and Credit Recovery Courses Online and Face to Face: Results for Florida High School Courses
This report describes the results of a REL Southeast study comparing student success in online credit recovery and general courses taken online compared to traditional face-to-face courses. Credit recovery occurs when a student fails a course and then retakes the same course to earn high school credit. This research question was motivated by the high use of online learning in the Southeast, particularly as a method to help students engage in credit recovery.
Read the report at: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=411
School Leader's Literacy Walkthrough for Grades K-3
The objective of this project was to create a tool, in the form of a user-friendly checklist, that will support school leaders as they determine which components of literacy and which aspects of instruction they should observe as they conduct walkthroughs during literacy instruction in K-3 classrooms. The tool is intended for school leaders' use in order to:
- enhance literacy instruction knowledge for both school leaders and K-3 teachers;
- provide an effective way to communicate with K-3 teachers expectations about literacy instruction;
- specify consistent language regarding literacy components and instructional strategies; and
- be the basis of communication and collaboration among school leaders and teachers, which, according to research, can improve student achievement.