Uses the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) data from Spring 2012 to examine American high schools’ counseling departments and the factors related to high school juniors’2 actions, plans, and beliefs surrounding their eventual college enrollment.
Helps guide districts in analyzing their own student-level disciplinary data to answer important questions about the use of disciplinary actions. This report identifies several considerations that should be accounted for prior to conducting any analysis of student-level disciplinary data.
Summarizes the AZ Safe and Supportive Schools Model and provides additional information to interested stakeholders about participating schools, Leadership Core Team (LCT) information, and programs and interventions.
Provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of SEL programs. The guide applies the framework to identify and rate well-designed, 43 evidence-based SEL programs. The guide also shares best-practice guidelines for district and school teams on how to select and implement SEL programs.
Discusses the role of high school teachers in supporting a positive school climate. Includes promising approaches to increasing access to effective teaching for under served students and policy recommendations for creating a positive school climate.
Presents an easy to follow guide on how to conduct focus groups with students, teachers, and school faculty by providing detailed answers, tips, and best practices. Includes strategies to refine research questions and step-by-step details for analyzing data.
In “Development of a School Survey and Index as a School Performance Measure in Maryland: A REL–MSDE Research Partnership,” Tim Kautz, Charles Tilley, Christine Ross, and Natalie Larkin detail Maryland’s development and validation of a school climate survey and the process for developing an overall index of climate for each school.
Provides a unifying framework for schools, families, and communities to understand, select, and organize their learning supports (i.e., strategies, programs, and practices used to create conditions to enhance learning).
Explains how schools and districts can create a continuum map to graphically document all of the supports available to students across content areas and identify which students receive those supports across three tiers. Continuum maps can help stakeholders understand the activities and resources available in a school or district.