The 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment comprises 6+1 key qualities that define quality writing. These are: Ideas —the main message Organization —the internal structure of the piece Voice —the personal tone and flavor of the author's message Word Choice —the vocabulary a
Addressing the unique needs of students from diverse backgrounds is one of the major challenges facing public education today because many teachers are inadequately prepared with the relevant content knowledge, experience, and training. Inadequate preparation can create a cultural gap between
This guide addresses bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools; captures similarities in the causes, types and responses to different forms of bias; and addresses the legal aspects of dealing with this problem.
Findings and recommendations from a 10-state study Community colleges are the first point of access to higher education for millions of students looking for an affordable path to a bachelor’s degree. Nearly half of community college students are the first in their families to go to college, and
The Institute for Youth Success (IYS) has been supporting youth programs since our inception as the Oregon Mentoring Initiative in 2002. Today, as part of Education Northwest, we work with more than 190 youth programs that support kids by building a strong connection to an adult or older peer. For
The Institute for Youth Success (IYS) at Education Northwest is a a lead organizer of the National Collaborative Webinar Series. Each month, we partner with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, and Friends for Youth to deliver a free, monthly webinar
On October 15, 2015 youth development staff from across Oregon attended a Youth Worker Symposium in Portland, Oregon hosted by the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest. The event was broadcast via live steam and featured a keynote from Karen Pittman. Karen Pittman is our country&#...
This white paper provides research-backed recommendations for how principals and administrators ensure their schools offer smooth transitions for all incoming kindergarteners and their families.
A Case Study of Dual-Credit Programs GEAR UP Hawai‘i is committed to improving low-income high school students’ access to college courses and, as a result, requested that Education Northwest, the external evaluator of GEAR UP Hawai‘i, conduct a case study to understand barriers and facilitators of
Perspectives on the Scholarship and an Evaluation of Its Impact The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program began offering scholarships to students in the graduating class of 2009 to help students pursue a postsecondary education and join the health care workforce. Specifically,
Helping Students Plan Through Personalized Learning Education Northwest's Rhonda Barton, Michelle Hodara, and Nora Ostler contributed this article on Oregon's online Personal Education Plan (PEP) to the March 2015 edition of Principal Leadership. The PEP is part of a process of
This brief outlines steps district and school leaders can take to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities for students through school-community partnerships.
The Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) promotes the engagement of school and district staff to continually examine and discuss potential inequities. These conversations may address policy and procedural issues, student engagement issues, allocation or redistribution of resources, or just a new way of
This paper looks at reading performance and the achievement gaps between Native Hawaiian students and their white peers with an eye toward informing policy.
Findings from two large community college systems show that completing developmental education courses in reading and writing leads to an increase in earnings, suggesting that developmental education English credits may improve individuals’ employability. However, the study also shows that
This guide from REL Northwest provides implementation strategies based on the experiences and recommendations of early warning systems practitioners throughout the United States.
Our schools exist because of our students. As educators we have the awesome responsibility and unique opportunity to reach, teach and prepare our students for tomorrow. To make sure we are doing the best we can, we need to hear directly from our students. Their voices must be heard. Empowered
SIRS: 1987- 1995 The School Improvement Research Series was produced by the School Improvement Program of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory under a contract with the Office of Educational Research and Improvement U.S. Department of Education. Each School Improvement Research Series
Creating and enforcing a clear and equitable discipline policy plays an important role in ensuring that all students are afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential. For more than three decades, however, research has documented a gap between how discipline is assigned to students of
This case study spotlights the promises and challenges of a high school-community college collaboration in Hawaii, the goal of which is to better prepare secondary students for postsecondary success.