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Ask A REL is a collaborative reference desk service provided by the ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) that by design, functions much in the same way as a technical reference library. Research-based educational questions are posed by regional stakeholders and addressed by the local REL.

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What research exists relating to university authorized charter schools? Download the response.


What are the best practices of charter school leaders and charter school governing boards? Download the response.


What are the impacts of converting a traditional public school to a charter school on student academic achievement? Download the response.


What is the best way to overcome the belief in a community that Charter Schools take money away from established public schools? Download the response.


What are prevalent best and promising practices for hiring charter school and other school teachers? Download the response.


Are charter schools more effective than public schools? Download the response.


I would like to know if there is any research that focuses on model choice options used in rural areas. Download the response.


Is there any specific evidence or study that link Charter Schools to racial segregation based on location and mission? Download the response.


What are documented best and promising practices for building collaborative and rewarding culture in schools? Download the response.


What do we know about nepotism and conflict of interest policies of governing boards (in particular charter school boards)? Download the response.


What research exists relating to effective charter school finance? Download the response.


What research exists relating to effective start-up charter schools? Download the response.


What factors have been significant when measuring success of first year college students specifically first generation students? Download the response.


Can K-12 students' achievement levels in math and science be used to predict likelihood of success in science-based postsecondary degrees and employment? Download the response.


I have found studies linking high school math performance as an indicator for predicting success for college freshmen. Are there similar studies linking courses termed 'reading intensive' as an indicator for predicting success for entering college students? Download the response.


What is the correlation (if any) between performance on secondary level state writing tests (like the Georgia High School Writing Test) and academic success in post-secondary institutions? Download the response.


What is the most important consideration when high schools develop new courses: (1) college entrance requirements (2) high school graduation requirements or (3) skills needed in the workplace? Download the response.


Is there a evidence that aligning the standards of college gateway courses such as English Math and Economics with the Common Core Standards of high schools better prepares students as they transition from high school to college in that they have a more seamless transition and better expectations? Download the response.


What does the research say about predictors of success for high school students entering college? Download the response.


What does the research say about outcomes-based or performance-based funding models for public higher education? Download the response.


What indicators should we be looking at to insure we are providing the best service and support for our students seeking college entrance? Download the response.


What research do you have available on READ 180 program? Download the response.


Does research suggest departmentalized instruction is better than self-contained classrooms for 1st through 4th grade students? Download the response.


What research supports the use of technology for daily instruction in the elementary classroom? Download the response.


What are the common problems associated with school transitions for 5th graders and what are some strategies to aid with these problems? Download the response.


On the educational pathway to global citizenship what are the key contributions to this effort that K-12 educators implement? Download the response.


How has mandated testing at national state and district levels impacted underserved students? By decreasing time with engaged learning for increased time for testing has the achievement gap increased? Download the response.


What are the research results on the benefit of teacher assistants in elementary classrooms? Download the response.


What does the research say about word walls at the elementary level including the best ways to start the school year using them and different purposes for which teachers can set up word walls? Download the response.


What research exists related to assessment in social studies? Download the response.


What does research say about methods/strategies for vertical alignment in mathematics and science curriculum and instruction? Download the response.


What effect does sitting for long periods of time have on a young child's health and ability to learn? What effects does a Montessori environment/education have on young children? Download the response.


Our state legislature is considering raising the class size limits. Is there evidence on the effectiveness of class size limits? Download the response.


What does research tell us about the four-day school week? Download the response.


How do teachers determine how to group students and deliver appropriate instruction to meet their needs? Download the response.


What is the impact of high stakes testing on rural school districts? Download the response.


Is there research on the kinds of instruction that are more or less effective for students of different genders? Download the response.


Our state department of education has heard that lesson study is a best practice for teacher development. Can you provide evidence-based information on the effectiveness of this practice on student achievement? Download the response.


What is the impact of manipulatives on student achievement? Download the response.


Is there any data on how principals encourage the use of library and technology as tools for driving teaching and learning? Download the response.


What is the importance of the role of research in curriculum development and design that has emerged in the last five years? Download the response.


I am looking for research that has been done in the secondary level (specifically science and/or social studies) that has used reciprocal teaching as a comprehension strategy. Download the response.


Can you please provide any research citations regarding test taking strategies where it is not recommended that students read questions first then read the passage on a standardized reading assessment? Download the response.


What do we know about differences in student outcomes in large urban school districts between a centralized district approach to curricular decisions and a local school-based approach to curricular decisions? Download the response.


What are the review processes for tools listed on the RTI4Success.org website and when was the list last updated? Download the response.


What state departments of education are providing large scale professional development initiatives to support adoption of the new standards both online and face-to-face? Can you provide a description of those efforts? Download the response.


What is the latest research on the impact of international education programs (e.g. study abroad semester at sea exchange programs) on intercultural competence among undergraduate and graduate students? Download the response.


Which types of early childhood program approaches are most effective and what does the research indicate regarding the optimum frequency and format of these programs? Download the response.


Is there research to support the use of learning centers instead of worksheets? Download the response.


What strategies are effective for increasing self-directed learning in K-12 students? Download the response.


Is there research that identifies the characteristics of successful alternative schools for at-risk students? Download the response.


I am interested in new innovative practices that are being implemented in schools across the country. What are some of those practices implementation timeliness and how effective/successful are these innovations? We have a school turnaround committee and I would like to share information with our group. Download the response.


What interventions have proven to be the most successful for schools across the US that have been able to get out of their focus school status? What research is available on Focus Schools that have turned around and have been successful in closing achievement gaps? Download the response.


What is the research base documenting the correlation between Georgia's Criterion Referenced Competencies Test (CRCT) particularly the reading section and the English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards? Download the response.


What blended learning models are most effective? Download the response.


Are there specific predictors that suggest students who are assigned to alternative schools are less likely to graduate on time if at all with same aged cohorts who remain at regular school sites? Download the response.


Which supports for ninth graders are most effective in reducing the dropout rate? Download the response.


What does the research indicate about the effectiveness of various types of K-12 dropout prevention programs especially those focused on teen parents juvenile justice and discipline? Download the response.


What does the research indicate about the effectiveness of various types of 'transition to middle school' dropout prevention programs especially those focused on decreasing discipline referrals? Download the response.


What research is available to support mentoring/advising at the high school level? Download the response.


What does the research say about reading programs for students who do not attend school regularly? Download the response.


What evidence is there that principal turnover negatively affects student achievement? Download the response.


What evidence exists that effective principals have higher achieving students than less effective principals? Download the response.


Is there a correlation between servant leadership and teacher performance? Download the response.


What research has been done on effective school leadership for virtual school environments? Download the response.


What are the top three characteristics of an effective leader as it relates to increased student performance in grades 10-12? Download the response.


What research demonstrates the effectiveness of management by objectives in a public school district? Download the response.


Is there evidence that shows correlation between effective principals and high graduation rates? What factors differentiate more effective institutional leaders? What evidence exists that effective principals have higher achieving students than less effective principals? I would like information about the role of the instructional coach in secondary schools. Specifically what factors make them more or less effective as school leaders and coaches? Download the response.


Is there research on models of professional/leadership development for turn-around principals? Download the response.


What incentives (especially non-financial incentives) are effective in retaining school leaders? Download the response.


What does the research tell us about school/school leadership accountability in alternative schools? Download the response.


What is the correlation between a Superintendent's tenure and student academic achievement? What is the correlation between a Superintendent's tenure the number of years of school board consistency and student academic achievement? Download the response.


What are the direct and indirect effects that principals have on teacher and student performance? Download the response.


I am trying to find some research on grouping ELL students in mainstream classrooms. Is there research that is in favor of clustering similar language level proficiency students in a mainstream classroom (2-5 students per cluster)? Download the response.


Are there research based recommendations for assessing ELLs' (ages 10-17) progress in literacy and reading development? Download the response.


Do research findings suggest we use an immersion or bilingual approach for literacy instruction for ELLs (ages 10-17) who are new arrivals? Download the response.


What research supports developing English language learners' (ages 10-17) oral language phonics and/or oral reading fluency skills in English? What are the research based instructional recommendations for each skill? Download the response.


Are there any evidence-based reading curricula or evidence-based instructional practices that might be suitable for ELLs (ages 10-17) provided instruction in a sheltered class provided for a limited duration (i.e. 30-45 mins/day for an average of 55 days)? Download the response.


What survey instruments about cultural competencies are valid and reliable instruments to use with early elementary students their parents and teachers? Download the response.


What does research tell us about support for teachers with limited English vocabulary in teaching English vocabulary? Download the response.


Is there any research on school restructuring in terms of bilingual versus immersion for language development? What information can you provided on bilingual versus immersion education in terms of which is the best practice? Download the response.


What does the research says about assessing English Language Learners' readiness for Kindergarten in English vs Spanish? Download the response.


What are the evidence-based practices in early literacy for Dual Language Learners in prekindergarten? Download the response.


What research findings are available regarding the effectiveness of intensive reading classes for secondary students (grades 6-12)? Download the response.


Is there research that addresses the optimal number of minutes per session and/or number of sessions per week that provide the greatest benefit to reading intervention/tutoring sessions for K-5 students (e.g.


Do you know of any research on the effectiveness of teaching syllabication in remedial reading class at the high school level? Download the response.


What is the latest research on word work (spelling vocabulary phonics phonological awareness)? Where can I find this research? Download the response.


Has there been any research done on the Letterland program? Download the response.


Is there research to support family literacy programs? Download the response.


What is the greatest challenge for schools in implementing the new literacy challenges? What is the key practice that exists for schools that are successful implementing these standards vs those that aren't? Download the response.


Is there a relationship between high school graduation rates and middle grades reading levels? Download the response.


What is the research around the impact of decoding deficits in adolescent comprehension? How significant does a decoding deficit have to be (grades 4-12) to negatively affect comprehension? Download the response.


Can you provide research on the reliability and validity of the Accelerated Reader program? Download the response.


What does current research find to be a balanced K-2 literacy block and is there research on model schools that are successful with their K-2 reading instruction? Download the response.


What is the research regarding the uninterrupted 90-minute reading block? Download the response.


Do reading specialists improve achievement for secondary students? Download the response.


Our district works to provide reading intervention for students in grades K-3 including the provision of a summer reading camp required by the state for students scoring at the lowest level on the state reading assessment at the end of third grade. What are the most efficient and effective ways to ensure that students are reading successfully by the end of third grade? Download the response.


One of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS; Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-5 Phonological Awareness #2) states that kindergarten students are expected to blend words orally as a phonological skill. The CCSS also indicate (Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-5 Fluency # 4) that kindergarteners are expected to Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding. Is there research that supports the mastery of blending of regularly spelled one-syllable words by the end of kindergarten or by the end of first grade? Download the response.


One big struggle for young children is to transition from writing with upper case letters to lower case with appropriate capitalization. We were curious if there was research regarding instructing children to write with lowercase letters and then adding the capitals? Download the response.


Our state is working to require an additional hour of reading instruction for students in the elementary schools with the lowest performance in reading across the state. Is there evidence based research to affirm that providing extended literacy instructional time for elementary students can provide a benefit in student reading performance? Download the response.


Our state legislature is considering adding a retention policy for third grade students who score at the lowest levels on our state reading assessment. What evidence based research exists to affirm that retaining elementary students performing below expectations in reading at the end of third grade can provide a long term benefit in student performance? Download the response.


Our school (with 6-7 classes per grade) is in the process of revamping our literacy instruction. We like using the walk to read model to help our teachers meet the need of the large range of readers in each grade and to increase problem solving and collaboration as we move from my students to our students. What kind of research is available regarding this model? We are also wondering which has more support for improving student reading: increasing time spent engaged in reading or purchasing and implementing a commercial program. Download the response.


What research is available to guide schools in selecting and implementing effective literacy instructional practices for students in grades 4-8? Download the response.


What research is available to guide schools in selecting and implementing effective literacy instructional practices for students in grades 9-12? Download the response.


What research is available to guide schools in selecting and implementing effective literacy instructional practices for students in grades K-3? Download the response.


I am requesting recommendations for articles and books on research related to emergent literacy. Download the response.


I am requesting recommendations for articles and books on research related to language development. Download the response.


What research is available on the roles and successes of literacy coaches in supporting standards implementation particularly in light of the work that is occurring with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards? Download the response.


What research is available on multisensory teaching programs for children who show signs of dyslexia in kindergarten and first grade? Download the response.


What methodology is used to strengthen literacy interventions and improve literacy tests? Download the response.


What research evidence exists on the effectiveness of reading intervention provided in content area classes at the secondary level? Download the response.


What are the recommended diagnostic instruments for use with high school students broken down by the five areas of reading? Download the response.


What is the value added of administering oral reading fluency screening to all fourth and fifth grade students? Download the response.


What does the research say about the use of dictionaries in a middle school reading class? Download the response.


What does the research say about the correlation between ability grouping with early elementary age children and achievement levels in reading? Download the response.


Does research support rotating to the teacher for guided reading daily during the reading block in K-3? Download the response.


What does research say about alignment between instruction and assessment in phonological awareness? Download the response.


What are the evidence-based strategies for differentiating early literacy instruction to support the full range of students in Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) environments? Download the response.


What does the research say about the use of formative assessment in Reading and English/Language Arts? Download the response.


What factors differentiate a high quality mathematics coach and math change agent in the elementary level? Download the response.


I am looking for research about the math program called Rocket Math. Download the response.


Is there an impact on student learning of decimals and fractions when manipulatives and/or visual representations are used? Download the response.


Is there any research about teaching properties and shapes to develop a hierarchal view of plane figures? Is there a hierarchy (or optimal instructional order) for teaching two dimensional shapes? Download the response.


What does the research literature say regarding the most effective approaches for developing deep understanding of geometry in K-5 settings with students and/or teachers? How could the van Hiele levels of geometric understanding be most effectively used in these classrooms? Download the response.


I would like information on the effectiveness of the National Math and Science Initiative Program. Any internal or external evaluations on this program would be helpful in considering implementation. Download the response.


We are planning a professional development activity for new regional staff in Florida. These regional staff will be responsible for providing programmatic support to child care providers. I am requesting recommendations for articles and books on research related to mathematical thinking/cognitive development. Download the response.


How and why have mathematical teaching practices changed over the last 12 years? Download the response.


How do African Immigrant parents support their child's learning? Download the response.


What effect does the Title VII Indian Education Program have on Native American student engagement in education as evidenced by dropout and suspension rates? Download the response.


What strategies will effectively address the achievement gap among black Hispanic and Asian students when compared to their peers? Download the response.


What student engagement strategies work well with minority freshman college students? Download the response.


What are the specific predictors of success for high school minority students entering college? Are there specific predictors of success for African American male high school students entering college? Download the response.


What does the research say about predictors of success for minority high school students entering college? Download the response.


What research has been done on the effects of auditory distractions on students during learning activities? Download the response.


What does the most recent research suggest about how school climate affects academic achievement? Download the response.


What is the latest research that can help schools provide an ongoing mechanism for increased family and community engagement K - 12? Download the response.


What is the most current research on implementing school climate and culture change? Download the response.


Is there research supporting the establishment of a separate middle school in comparison to a K-8 school or a 6-12 configuration? Download the response.


Is there research on the relationship between class size and student achievement? Download the response.


What are the evidence-based practices for forming and convening a panel of experts to implement an education policy change? Download the response.


What research supports creating and using data walls or data rooms to improve student achievement? Download the response.


What is the impact of rating systems (e.g. for school or teacher accountability) on teachers schools and communities (e.g morale teacher turnover teacher recruitment etc.)? Download the response.


What are some best practices or targeted interventions for turnaround schools and districts? Download the response.


What are effective school supports that can be used in low-performing schools that cost very little to implement? Download the response.


What is the impact of feeder patterns for improving student achievement in urban schools? Download the response.


What strategies are in place to help underperforming schools? Download the response.


What is the evolution and function of coaching in turnaround schools? Download the response.


What is the significance of BTO and how are results measured? Download the response.


What statistical tools (or measures) does the research identify as most valuable and used most frequently for evaluating if a low-performing school is showing improvement from one year to the next? Download the response.


How do the intensity and duration of early learning experiences influence child outcomes? Download the response.


What improvements in preschool outcomes can be expected based on professional development for teachers? Download the response.


What can parents do to increase child outcomes for preschoolers? Download the response.


How can prekindergarten programs best assist parents in preparing students for school? Download the response.


What are the associations between scores on the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and school readiness? Download the response.


What factors differentiate successful STEM programs from unsuccessful STEM programs at the high school level? Download the response.


Are there research based practices for teaching nanoscience concepts? Download the response.


What does research indicate are the characteristics of students who are likely to pursue a STEM degree or career and what research based practices can schools implement to increase student interest in STEM subjects? Download the response.


Which reading programs are supported through evidence based research as effective in improving the comprehension of autistic children? Download the response.


What evidence is there linking extracurricular involvement with academic success and lower disciplinary issues for students served in special education as EBD? Download the response.


What is the inclusion process and are there resources for supporting the proper implementation of it? Download the response.


Are there research based strategies for teaching special education students problem solving skills? Download the response.


What comprehensive needs assessments are available for Title I and Title II? Download the response.


Are you aware of recent literature on personalized instruction which is one component of personalized learning? Download the response.


Are there any peer reviewed articles related to the effectiveness of tutoring for Special Needs students as an intervention (which is paid for from the federal Supplemental Educational Services for Title I students)? Download the response.


What information do you have on successful placement of students with disabilities based on their transition plans? Download the response.


What research supports the implementation of RTI for reading and math in grades 4- 8? Download the response.


What research supports the implementation of RTI for reading and math in grades 9- 12? Download the response.


What research supports the implementation of RTI for reading and math in grades K- 3? Download the response.


What research is available on multisensory teaching programs for children who show signs of dyslexia in kindergarten and first grade? Retieved from Download the response.


What is the research looking at regarding the special education population and how to help improve their graduation rate and test scores? Download the response.


What does the research say about effective intervention strategies for students who do not respond to traditional interventions? How do you intervene with these kids even if they are eligible for special education so they don't fall further behind? Download the response.


What are the research-based intervention strategies for assisting students with selective mutism? Download the response.


What are effective instructional strategies to teach young children with autism spectrum disorder how to read? Download the response.


What are best practices around job-embedded professional development for teachers? What methods of PD have been correlated most closely with retention of content and improved practice? Download the response.


Are there current studies of qualitative measures used for teacher evaluation by state education agencies and school districts particularly in the fine arts areas? How have they evaluated the effectiveness of those assessments as measures in the teacher appraisal process? Download the response.


Are there any statistics on the success and tenure of teachers who transfer from the public school systems to work in charter schools? Download the response.


What are effective strategies for recruiting teachers in rural areas? Download the response.


Is there research on training technical college instructors on how to teach adult learners? Download the response.


Does professional development have an impact on student achievement? Download the response.


What is the impact of teacher expectations on student achievement? Download the response.


Has any research indicated that male students in the Southeast region have better academic performance as a result of having male teachers? Download the response.


This question is from the Dept. of Defense Schools - Many of our schools are in the southeast. We are revamping are recruitment selection hiring on-boarding processes for teachers and administrators. Would like info on tools technology models being used that have a proven track record. Download the response.


Is there any research on how testing results are used by administrators to communicate with their teachers? Specifically is there any research to show the difference when the information is used punitively toward teachers as opposed to it being presented in a positive way? Download the response.


What research based practices support the implementation of online communities of practice for educators? Download the response.


What is the effect of teachers' character on the academic success of middle school students in rural school districts? Download the response.


What researched based methods exist for evaluating instructional coaches? Download the response.


What research-based tools exist for evaluating childcare center classrooms? Download the response.


How effective is teacher preparation curriculum in preparing students for teacher certification exams? Download the response.


Is there any research about the impact of class size on teacher evaluation particularly the Marzano evaluation? Download the response.


What are rural school districts in the South doing to close the gap in technology to better qualify students to succeed in the new flat world? Download the response.


What research is available on coaching models and/or practices other than Intensive Coaching Cycle? Download the response.


What evidence is there that technology spending/use is related to student achievement? Download the response.


I am looking for a comprehensive computer based remediation program for students in an alternative school setting (grades 7-12). Our students are at risk for dropping out and they have large gaps in their math and language skills. Teachers continue teaching the curriculum at grade level (with differentiated instruction) in the alternative setting hoping students can return to regular school. We need help identifying and addressing the learning gaps quickly. There should be a program that would test and target missing skills in an innovative format for distractible students using Mac technology. ... Can you help me find such a program? Download the response.


Our district is working to upgrade our online networking infrastructure in order to be able to better to provide digital tools and assessments for our students. Are there federal programs or funding sources available that may assist with our needs? Download the response.


What do we know about the impact of open forum interim data chats between school- based administration (principals assistant principals) and district-based administration (superintendents directors) on student performance within a school? Download the response.


What research is available on strategies for improving parent and community engagement in schools? Are there differences in rural and urban settings? Download the response.


What are the evidence-based practices for sustainability of research to practice partnerships? Download the response.


What is the latest research on Anxiety/Uncertainty Theory and social interaction? Download the response.


Can you assist me in locating information specific to generational poverty? Download the response.


What research is available on the effectiveness of reading intervention programs for elementary students delivered in a virtual school context? Download the response.


What evidence is there that online learning programs in public high schools are comparable to traditional education programs in terms of student outcomes? Download the response.


Are there features of specific courses that may make them better suited to become online self-paced courses with lower levels of teacher interaction? Download the response.


What are some motivating factors for students involved in online learning to complete courses and programs? Download the response.


What research exists related to benchmarking tests in online high school courses? Download the response.


Is there any research to help develop teacher evaluation rubrics for online high school instructors? Download the response.


What research exists relating to discussion forums in online high school courses? Download the response.


Is there research on the effectiveness of blended career-technical courses? Download the response.


Are there any evaluation studies on virtual credit recovery courses for Algebra I? Download the response.


What does an effective virtual school look like? Download the response.


What are current state policies strategies and impacts of virtual charter schools? Download the response.


What research exists relating to virtual public school finance? Download the response.


How do full-time virtual schools perform in terms of student achievement relative to other public brick and mortar schools? Download the response.


What is the appropriate size for a school at the elementary middle school and high school levels? Download the response.


I need the latest research documentation to prove to my principal that an uninterrupted Reading Block in the morning is the most effective time to teach Reading K-3. Download the response.


What research supports the development of reading/ language comprehension? Download the response.


What principal characteristics impact growth trends in reading and math achievement? Download the response.


In low performing schools what are the best strategies for school improvement when teacher morale is low and funding is virtually non-existent? Download the response.


Are there studies that distinguish how many years of instruction it should take for English learner students to be proficient enough to be considered 'on grade level' in terms of college and career readiness? Download the response.


Is there research that indicates which high-frequency/sight word list is better to use in the K-3 classroom (Dolch vs. Fry)? Download the response.


Schools are becoming increasingly diverse while faculties remain predominantly white. What steps are being taken in schools colleges and universities to ensure that teachers are culturally sensitive? Download the response.


For high school students who are reading substantially below their grade level what strategies can administrators implement with teachers for improving literacy? Download the response.


What research exists on including students already identified with disabilities in multi-tiered systems of support/response to intervention frameworks for their instruction? Download the response.


What specific qualities make an effective principal or assistant principal? Download the response.


What are effective fluency and/or comprehension programs? Download the response.


What research exists regarding best practices for content area instruction strategies for English Learner (EL) students? (particularly in math and science) Download the response.


What is the appropriate size for a school district? Download the response.


What research has been done on screening or diagnostic measures for K-12 students taking online courses to determine which students may be at risk for poor performance in those courses? Download the response.


What are some effective strategies that can be used to prevent school employees from becoming disengaged? Download the response.


Does parent involvement improve student achievement among high school students? Download the response.


What are the long-term financial effects of the development of charter schools in relation to funds being redirected causing a reduction in FTE funds allocated for traditional public schools? Is anything being done to protect tax-payers from increased property tax rates and other probable factors? Download the response.


How does the organizational structure of a charter school affect teacher and student performance compared to the effect of the organizational structure of a traditional public school on teacher and student performance? Download the response.


We are interested in research on how much time is allocated to planning in the current K-12 teacher day. Download the response.


How does the Blended and Online Learning model have a direct effect on students' academic achievement within the district and/or state in comparison to instruction in a traditional learning environment? Download the response.


What does research show is the driving factor(s) for teachers leaving the teaching profession? What is the average time (number of years) a teacher stays in the teaching profession before leaving? Download the response.


What leadership strategies and activities are being used to improve low-performing (priority schools) in rural parts of the Southeast region? Download the response.


How effective have professional learning communities been in improving low achieving schools? Download the response.


What does the research say about elementary school teachers using reading comprehension strategies when teaching math? Download the response.


What research supports small group reading instruction and its effectiveness over whole group reading instruction in growing student achievement in kindergarten through third grade self-contained classrooms? Download the response.


What research is available on the topic of dual enrollment as a predictor of college readiness? Download the response.


What does the research say about elementary school teachers using reading comprehension strategies when teaching math? Download the response.


Can you provide examples of successful state or district programs that have been developed to create and/or increase professional pathways for teachers? Download the response.


What factors promote academic success among high school boys? Download the response.


Is there a difference in students from rural areas and urban areas and their self-directed learning or motivation to continue learning? Download the response.


What evidence exists linking reading levels of students to scores on standardized tests? Download the response.


Can you provide examples of successful state or district programs that have guided students in meeting graduation requirements and into college and career pathways above and beyond guidance counselors? Download the response.


What is the effectiveness of Tier 2 reading instruction among at risk first graders? Download the response.


What research is available on effective strategies and systems that help increase EL student achievement? Download the response.


How are schools being prepared to foster data driven institutions? Download the response.


What research is available on how globalization affects the development of learning environments and teaching strategies? Download the response.


How effectively are K-12 schools and/or administrators utilizing digital tools with their staff members (for example: professional learning communication collaboration professional learning networks)? Download the response.


What are some of the similarities and differences between low performing schools in urban areas and rural areas? Download the response.


Has there been an increase in the number of students taking part in blended and online learning? Are students becoming more successful in one of these learning styles versus traditional learning? Download the response.


What are schools and instructors doing to interest more students in advanced math science and engineering or STEM? Download the response.


What research is available regarding the characteristics of an effective phonics program? Have any programs been reviewed? Download the response.


What factors impact the academic success of Black males in the public school setting? Download the response.


What impact does a charter school have on private schools? Download the response.


Is there research addressing literacy assessments and their direct correlation to student achievement? Download the response.


Is there research on the best instructional strategies to use when working with small guided reading groups? Download the response.


What are some ways that principals can support literacy interventions in secondary (9- 12) schools? Download the response.


Is there any research that discusses the progress and teaching quality of classrooms that pre-assess vs those that do not pre-assess prior to teaching new content? Download the response.


What does current research report as high-yield instructional strategies for vocabulary? Download the response.


What are some research-based strategies for garnering parental support in schools? Download the response.


Are there any specific reading intervention methodologies that have proven successful for students with Down syndrome? Download the response.


What is the research base for community engagement and its impact on school improvement? Download the response.


What information is available regarding educational court cases involving English language learners? Download the response.


What are some ways to measure growth in teachers perception of their ability to provide effective literacy instruction to all learners (including struggling learners and students with disabilities)? Download the response.


What does the research say about best practices for teaching students with dyslexia at the tier1 and tier 2 levels of reading instruction? Download the response.


What are the most effective assessment strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms to support students success? Download the response.


What is the impact of charter schools on student achievement versus traditional public schools? Download the response.


What research is available regarding the impact data use and data capacity has on student learning in the Southeast Region? Download the response.


What type of advising strategies work best for dual enrollment students? Download the response.


Are there studies that show the impact/effects of instructional/literacy coaching? Download the response.


Is there any research on the effectiveness of principal classroom walkthroughs? Download the response.


Is there any evidence that shows that teaching reading the first half of a school year and writing the second half of a school year in elementary schools is more beneficial? Download the response.


I am in the beginning stages of conducting research on twins' experiences in education. What if any policies affordances research (existent or ongoing) exists in relation to this topic? Download the response.


Is there evidence that whole group reading instruction should be delivered on grade level? Download the response.


What are the effects of guided reading instruction in the upper elementary school classroom? (grades 3-5) Download the response.


How can we improve the development of leaders to serve both the interest of the District/State and the interest of the community? Download the response.


What research is available on differentiated instruction for Algebra I or algebra in general? Download the response.


What does research say about pull-in vs. push-out delivery models for EL students? Download the response.


What does the research say about what works/does not work to propel catch-up growth for striving adolescent readers? Download the response.


Has the immersion model worked well for English Language Learners who are also students with disabilities? Download the response.


What does the research say about the use on end-of-year reading assessments for grades K-2? Download the response.


Is there any research on the achievement of college freshmen who graduated from a charter school compared to those who graduated from a public school? Download the response.


What research has been conducted on achievement levels of grade six students who have attended elementary (K-6) schools compared to those who attended middle schools grades 6- 8 in that grade and beyond? Download the response.


What research has been conducted on strategies that work well for improving K-12 math scores? Download the response.


In low performing schools what are the best strategies to motivate students that are at-risk of failing? Download the response.


Is there any research on the effectiveness of small group reading instruction with differentiated centers? Download the response.


Is there a correlation between effective leaders and student achievement? If so what measures are used to determine effectiveness of leaders? Download the response.