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

March 29, 2017

Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance Meeting: Addressing Students’ Needs in Mathematics Through Reformed-Based Instruction

OPSB Administration Building, New Orleans, LA
8:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

This quarterly alliance meeting will center on the major shifts in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) for grades 3–12. We will explore research recommendations for addressing the math achievement gap and for implementing vertical alignment to improve instruction and strategies for narrowing that gap. We will also discuss an alignment matrix tool to identify knowledge gaps related to the alliance research agenda and data sources for addressing them.

Contact: Darlene Brown
Email: dmbrown@air.org

April 26, 2017

New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance Meeting: Training on the Research Agenda Resource Alignment Matrix

Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
8 a.m.–4 p.m. (MDT)

Alliance members will meet to receive training on an alignment matrix tool to identify knowledge gaps related to the alliance research agenda and data sources for addressing those gaps. Members will also receive project updates and discuss ideas for upcoming events.

Contact: Carmen Martinez
Email: cmartinez@air.org

April 27, 2017

Arkansas Prekindergarten Research Alliance Meeting

Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, Little Rock, AR
9 a.m.–1 p.m. (MT)

Alliance members will receive project updates, including highlights from the Arkansas Prekindergarten Participation and GIS Mapping project, and have an opportunity to network with colleagues. In addition, members will receive training on the use of an alignment matrix tool to identify knowledge gaps related to the alliance research agenda and data sources for addressing those gaps.

Contact: Janice Keizer
Email: jkeizer@air.org

July 9–11, 2017

Aligning Quality Measures for Prekindergarten Classrooms
2017 National Principals Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

This interactive session will explore how to conduct a crosswalk between measurement instruments designed to evaluate teacher effectiveness and those designed to evaluate early childhood classroom quality. The presenters will utilize a crosswalk of the Arkansas Teacher Effectiveness Support System with measures of prekindergarten classroom quality, in particular CLASS and ECERS-R.

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July 9–11, 2017

Using Early Warning Systems to Identify At-Risk English Learners
2017 National Principals Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Early warning systems are used to collect and analyze data with the aim of identifying students at risk of missing key education milestones. Building on work with three Texas school districts, this session will provide an example of how these systems can be adapted to identify at-risk English learners.

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