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Program Evaluation / Review

Educator effectiveness remains a national priority in the wake of Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act waivers. As states in the Northwest and around the country are considering or implementing educator evaluation systems, they’re facing many challenges.

A series published by Education Northwest that distills and shares research and experience from the field.

In the May 2012 issue of NASSP's Principal's Research Review, the longtime topic of grade configuration is explored.

A study published in June 2012 evaluated five middle schools in western Washington to answer the question, “How can we help middle school students whose reading skills are two or more years below grade level?”

Data-driven decision making has become a national education priority. But do educators have the capacity to understand the data and use them appropriately to make instructional improvements? What can schools and colleges of education do to better prepare future teachers and administrators to use data effectively?

Education Northwest Magazine - Spring/Summer 2011

A series published by Education Northwest that distills and shares research and experience from the field.

A series published by Education Northwest that distills and shares research and experience from the field.

A series published by Education Northwest that distills and shares research and experience from the field.

This report describes a rigorous experimental study by researchers at Education Northwest which found that low-achieving middle and high school students increased their reading comprehension after one semester of tutoring with Read Right, a nationally used intervention program that supplements regular English language arts instruction.

Resources from a "Bridge Event" examining the Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Mentoring Program held on July 27, 2009

Education Northwest invites you to join us for a free Webinar on what i3 applicants need to know about evaluations required for Investing in Innovation grants.

Developing a data-driven approach to understanding school performance is one of the U.S. Department of Education’s recommendations for meeting the ARRA goal of turning around low-performing schools.

Schools that need to improve rapidly, including those facing NCLB corrective action or restructuring, benefit from an objective and comprehensive review as a first step to turnaround.

Keeps high school improvement on track in the face of declining budgets.

This booklet brings together tools and resources for implementing the practice of successful small learning communities and career academies.

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Teachers’ jobs and salaries are often on the cutting block during tough economic times. Jerry Caruthers, executive director of the OEA, strives to protect educators and core public education services from "knee-jerk reactions" during economic crises.


Although cost savings is the primary reason for considering a four-day school week, educators are concerned about the effect of the shortened school week on student achievement and request statistically controlled studies on the schedule's impact.

How can we know whether our efforts to improve student reading and writing are having an effect? Education Northwest’s evaluation services provide states, districts, and schools with key information about the implementation of their initiative, as well as the student outcomes.

Education Northwest offers technical assistance for a school or district that provides a comprehensive examination of the experience of English language learners informed by current professional literature and research.

Education Northwest offers technical assistance for a school or district that provides a comprehensive review of mathematics teaching and learning informed by current professional literature and research.

Education Northwest offers a variety of program assessment and evaluation services to youth mentoring programs and multisite initiatives. Our evaluation and research projects can both determine program effectiveness and assist in the strengthening of program services over time.

Schools needing to improve rapidly, including those facing NCLB corrective action or restructuring, benefit from an objective and comprehensive review as a first step to turnaround.