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November 18, 2017

Self-Regulated Strategy Development May Have Positive Effects for Students With a Specific Learning Disability

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Self-Regulated Strategy Development May Have Positive Effects for Students With a Specific Learning Disability

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) recently reviewed the research on Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) and its impacts on students with a specific learning disability. The results, summarized in an intervention report released today (Nov. 14), show potentially positive effects on writing achievement for students with a specific learning disability.

SRSD is an intervention designed to improve students’ academic skills through a six-step process that teaches specific academic strategies and self-regulation skills. The SRSD model can be used with students in grades 2-12 in individual, small group, or whole classroom settings, and is especially appropriate for students with learning disabilities. The intervention begins with teacher direction and ends with students independently applying a strategy, such as planning and organizing ideas before writing an essay.

Read the full report and learn more about the studies that contributed to this rating.

To see other WWC reports, visit whatworks.ed.gov and check your inbox for more updates and new releases throughout the year. For the latest WWC news, follow the WWC on Twitterand Facebook.

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October 4, 2017

Webinar: Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings Through Research-Practice Partnerships

Another rural education item.

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Webinar: Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings Through Research-Practice Partnerships

Join Regional Educational Laboratory Central for a webinar designed to help educators learn strategies that promote productive partnerships between practitioners and researchers. This session is aimed at educators and researchers working in rural settings, in order to study the effectiveness of educational practices and interventions.

Webinar participants will:

• Become familiar with factors to consider when conducting research in rural settings, including strategies for planning, recruitment, supporting and monitoring implementation, and data collection; and

• Learn strategies for creating productive collaborations between practitioners and researchers conducting rural research.

The presenters will be Susan Sheridan, professor and director of the National Center for Research on Rural Education, University of Nebraska, and James Bovaird, associate professor and director of the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics, and Psychometrics, University of Nebraska. Mary Piontek, senior researcher at REL Central, will facilitate the webinar.

This webinar is intended for practitioners at school, district, state, and regional levels in rural areas who routinely collaborate with researchers to design and implement educational research activities.

Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings
October 18, 2017
10:00–11:00 a.m. MT
Register here

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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 Contact.IES@ed.gov.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
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July 31, 2017

New ERIC Video Describes How To Find Descriptors For Your ERIC Search

A good resource for this open access research database.

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New ERIC Video Describes How to Find Descriptors for Your ERIC Search

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If you are searching ERIC’s broad collection of education research, descriptors from the ERIC Thesaurus can help guide you to relevant work. But how do you find the right descriptors to use in your search? ERIC recently released a video that can help.

The video describes two methods for finding descriptors: searching or browsing the ERIC Thesaurus of more than 4,500 descriptors, and reviewing the descriptors that appear in your search results. Learn more in the Notes area of the ERIC website: https://eric.ed.gov/?note.

Using ERIC’s search aids, such as descriptors from the Thesaurus, can help you locate the most relevant materials on your topic in the ERIC collection.

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July 20, 2017

Using Research to Inform Decisions—An On-line Summer Workshop for Practitioners

I think this is an online workshop that readers might benefit from…

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Using Research to Inform Decisions—An On-line Summer Workshop for Practitioners

State and local education officials are invited to take part in a two-week online training designed to help practitioners find and use research to inform educational decisions. The training is offered by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (an IES-funded research and development center) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The program, Using Research to Inform Decisions, is designed for state and district education officials, school leaders, and school district decision-makers, including directors of research, curriculum and instruction, and special education. The training will guide participants in how to find and evaluate pertinent research, with an eye toward how such research is used to inform various school- and district-level decisions.

Participants will get an overview of how practitioners can use research and will learn about several simple tools to help attendees find the relevant studies. They will also learn strategies and structures that help foster an environment where research truly informs the decision-making process. The workshop will be jointly led by Harvard Professor Heather Hill, University of Colorado Professor Bill Penuel, and will feature other leaders in the field.

The online format will consist of video lectures, readings, facilitated online discussions, and exploration exercises to help participants engage with research and gain confidence in using evidence to make sound decisions.

Dates: August 7-20, 2017
Sponsored by: Harvard Graduate School of Education (on-line training)
Cost: $149.00
Registration Deadline: August 6, 2017.

Registration information is available on-line.

For additional information, contact the admissions team at ppe@gse.harvard.edu or call 800-545-1849.

For questions about the IES grant supporting the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, please contact Dr. Rebecca McGill-Wilkinson.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
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To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

July 15, 2017

Learn How To Conduct Meta-Analyses Using WWC Tools And Databases

This may be of interest to some graduate students, researchers and those interested in meta-studies.

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Learn How to Conduct Meta-Analyses Using WWC Tools and Databases

Meta-analysis can be a powerful technique to examine the effects of an intervention, and how the effects vary depending on programmatic, setting, or research-specific conditions. However, collecting data for meta-analyses can be labor intensive.

Attend a free IES webinar to learn how the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) makes it easy to access the data from nearly 10,000 studies of educational interventions. This webinar will guide researchers on how to use information from the WWC website to obtain study-specific information that can be incorporated into a meta-analysis.

Dr. Josh Polanin, of Development Services Group, and Dr. Lauren Scher, of Concentric Research and Evaluation, will provide an overview of the key steps in conducting a meta-analysis and describe how researchers can use WWC resources during nearly every step of the process. In particular, the webinar will discuss how to export study-specific details from the WWC’s individual studies database, including data on effect sizes that may not be available in published study reports. The presentation will also demonstrate how to extract information from the database files and conduct a meta-analysis using R, a free statistical software package.

This presentation is intended for researchers who have a general understanding of meta-analytic techniques and familiarity with the WWC website and its offerings.

Using the WWC to Support Data Collection for Meta-Analyses
Thursday, July 27, 2017 
2:00–3:30 p.m. (ET)
Register here

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSERto stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

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