Reports and Publications

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Time to Proficiency for Hispanic English Learner Students in Texas

November 2017

This report examines factors that influence the time it takes Texas Hispanic EL students to attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.

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Advanced Course Offerings and Completion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Texas Public High Schools

October 2017

This report examines Texas high school students' access to and completion of advanced STEM courses, with a focus on Hispanic students.

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The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System Rubric: Properties and Association with School Characteristics

October 2017

This report examines how well the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) rubric differentiates teacher performance, as well as the role of school characteristics in teacher ratings, using pilot year data.

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Indicators of Successful Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Oklahoma Rural School Districts

October 2017

This report examines 10 years of data to identify teacher, district, and community characteristics associated with successful teacher recruitment and retention in Oklahoma's rural school districts, which are facing a historic teacher shortage.

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Advanced Course Completion Rates Among New Mexico High School Students Following Changes in Graduation Requirements

October 2017

This report examines the percentage of New Mexico high school students who enrolled in and completed advanced coursework following changes in the state's graduation requirements.

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New Mexico Students’ Graduation Exam Performance and Coursetaking as Graduation Requirements Changed: 2011–2015

October 2017

This report examines graduation exam performance and student enrollment in Algebra II and lab sciences under New Mexico's new high school graduation requirements, with a focus on American Indian and Hispanic students.

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Opportunities for Teacher Professional Development in Oklahoma Rural and Nonrural Schools

September 2017

This report provides an overall picture of teacher professional development opportunities and practices in Oklahoma public schools, with a focus on rural settings.

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Exploring the Foundations of the Future STEM Workforce:
K–12 Indicators of Postsecondary STEM Success

April 2016

This report explores the research to identify factors that predict whether
K–12 students will go on to pursue and earn STEM degrees, with a focus on Hispanic students.

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Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide for the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School Practice Guide

July 2015

This facilitator's guide is designed to assist teacher teams in applying the evidence-based recommendations in the related What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.