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June 14, 2017

REL Webinar: Including Ever-English Learner Students in Accountability and Continuous Improvement

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REL Webinar: Including Ever-English Learner Students in Accountability and Continuous Improvement

Join Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast & Islands for a free webinar on the implications of using longitudinal data on students who were ever classified as English learners in both accountability and continuous improvement. The webinar will highlight findings from the REL’ recently published study, Graduation outcomes of students who entered New York City public schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. This study calculated high school graduation rates for all English learner students, whether or not they had been reclassified as English proficient. Authors Drs. Michael J. Kieffer and Caroline E. Parker will be joined by Dr. Karen Thompson from Oregon State University, who will present data from a similar study using both current and former English learner students to measure graduation rates in Oregon. Participants will be invited to participate in the discussion and ask questions via chat.

State and district administrators whose work focuses on English learner students; state and district leaders responsible for data and/or accountability; and state policymakers may be especially interested in attending. District and school leaders concerned about graduation rates for English learner students may also be interested. If you cannot attend the live event, register at the link below to be notified when a recording of the webinar is available online.

June 21, 2017
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Register here


The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) build the capacity of educators to use data and research to improve student outcomes. Each REL responds to needs identified in its region and makes learning opportunities and other resources available to educators throughout the United States. The REL program is a part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. To receive regular updates on REL work, including events and reports, follow IES on Facebook and Twitter. To provide feedback on this or other REL work, email

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