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

July 9, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Using Early Warning Systems to Identify At‑Risk English Learners
2017 National Principals Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 113A, 150, Philadelphia, PA
9:00–10:15 a.m. ET

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

About the conference
The 2017 National Principals Conference is the first-ever joint conference for preK through grade 12 school leaders. The conference is taking place July 9–11 in Philadelphia. The focus is on fostering authentic collaboration among school leaders from all levels and to inspire principals to understand and value their peers’ expertise and worth. It will also provide an unprecedented opportunity to build transition bridges and fully prepare students for success in school and beyond to college and careers.

View conference website for more information and to register.

July 10, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Aligning Quality Measures for Prekindergarten Classrooms
2017 National Principals Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Rm. 113A, 150, Philadelphia, PA
2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

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.

About the conference
The 2017 National Principals Conference is the first-ever joint conference for preK through grade 12 school leaders. The conference is taking place July 9–11 in Philadelphia. The focus is on fostering authentic collaboration among school leaders from all levels and to inspire principals to understand and value their peers’ expertise and worth. It will also provide an unprecedented opportunity to build transition bridges and fully prepare students for success in school and beyond to college and careers.

View conference website for more information and to register.

July 19, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Evidence-Based Measurement of Children’s Knowledge and Skills at Kindergarten Entry and Research on Diverse Populations in New Mexico
New Mexico Coalition of Education Leaders Conference

Albuquerque , NM

This conference session highlights the research studies REL Southwest is conducting in partnership with its two New Mexico research alliances: Achievement Gap and Prekindergarten. REL Southwest assessed the validity of the New Mexico Kindergarten Observation Tool (KOT) and is conducting studies related to English learners' language and academic development, the transition to high school, advanced course completion in high school,  student outcomes under changing high school graduation requirements, and principal feedback to teachers.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Sep. 6–7, 2017

REL Southwest Governing Board Fall Meeting

Austin, TX

Governing Board members from our five-state region will convene to review ongoing work, provide guidance on regional priorities, and share ideas for disseminating our work.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org