Our research alliances meet regularly. Contact the research alliances lead, Ada Muoneke, for more information, or visit one of the alliance web pages below.

Upcoming REL Southwest Events

REL Southwest EventOct. 24, 2017

Bridge Event: Building a System of Great Schools: The What, So What, and Now What?

12:00–1:30 p.m. EDT

Do you know how many students in your district attend high-quality schools? And how can you systematically increase that number? Join us for a free webinar presenting actionable guidance on how to build a system of great schools through school portfolio management.

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Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Oct. 31, 2017

New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance Meeting

1–5 p.m. MT

Alliance members will convene to receive and discuss the results of alliance studies, review other alliance work, and continue planning for sunsetting the alliance after the REL contract ends.

Contact: Carmen Martinez, Alliance Liaison
Email: cmartinez@air.org

Nov. 1–4, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Graduation Exam Performance and Course-Taking of English Learner High School Students in New Mexico
La Cosecha Dual Language Conference

Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

Learn about a REL Southwest research study conducted in partnership with the New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance. The study looked at the high school graduation exam performance of the 2011–2015 graduation cohorts, enrollment in algebra II and lab science for the 2014–2015 cohorts, and the relationship of exam performance and course enrollment with later graduation outcomes. Results for English learner students will be presented.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Nov. 3, 2017

REL Southwest Poster Session: Time to Proficiency for English Learner Students in Texas
2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference

Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
10:00–11:30 a.m. CT

Learn about the findings of a research study that REL Southwest conducted in partnership with practitioners in our English Learners Research Alliance. The study drew on eight years of data to examine factors that influence the time it took a group of Texas students identified as English learners in grade 1 to attain English proficiency and to meet academic content-area standards.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org