Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Typesort descending Year
Incorporating Early Learning Strategies in the School Improvement Grants Program

This case-study report, published by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST), describes how three schools in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Nebraska integrated early childhood strategies...

Publication 2015
Survey Methods for Educators Series: Collaborative Survey Development (Part 1 of 3)

REL Northeast & Islands at EDC has created a series of three complementary guides that provide an overview of the survey research process designed for educators. The guides address collaborative survey development, sampling respondents,...

Publication 2016
How Eight State Education Agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region Identify and Support Low-Performing Schools and Districts

This report describes and analyzes how eight state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region—those of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Vermont—identify and support low-...

Publication 2009
A Program Director’s Guide to Evaluating STEM Education Programs: Lessons Learned from Local, State, and National Initiatives

Written for program directors/manager, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to reduce “evaluation anxiety” for those who are not...

Publication 2013
Opportunities and Challenges in Secondary CTE

This white paper draws upon the results of a survey of 850 career and technical education (CTE) educators nationwide, 11 interviews with CTE state leaders, and recent literature to provide a panoramic view of CTE's strengths, needs, and...

Publication 2014
Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning: Lessons from Early Implementation in a Large Urban District

This study, conducted by the REL Northeast & Islands in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, looked closely at one large...

Publication 2016
A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful...

Publication 2017
Research Brief: Blending Early Care and Education Funds: Issues, Opportunities, and Strategies

This research brief describes the study's finance-related findings. Profiles the sources of resources, strategies used to manage funds, and issues in managing funds from different sources.

Publication 2003
Recent Initiatives to Improve Alignment and Instructional Quality in Science Education in the States

This paper examines states that are addressing the issues of coherence, instructional quality, and student support for improving science education. To provide an up-to-date review of initiatives in progress, we conducted interviews with education...

Publication 2008
State of the States Policy Snapshot: State PreK Monitoring and Evaluation Policies

This policy brief presents findings from a secondary analysis of 2006 and 2012 survey data related to prekindergarten monitoring and evaluation. The survey respondents—state preschool administrators—answered questions related to the data they...

Publication 2013
The Benefits of Undergraduate Research Fellowships for Students with Disabilities

In this article, the authors present finds from EDC’s evaluation of the university of Southern Maine’s Eastern Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (EAST) program—one of 10 alliances across the country with the mission of...

Publication 2014
Survey Methods for Educators Series: Sampling Respondents and Survey Administration (Part 2 of 3)

REL Northeast & Islands at EDC has created a series of three complementary guides that provide an overview of the survey research process designed for educators. The guides address collaborative survey development, sampling respondents,...

Publication 2016
Analyzing Performance by Hispanic High School Students on the Massachusetts State Assessment

The report examines Hispanic high school students' performance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests in English language arts and mathematics over 2002/03–2005/06. It compares the scores of grade 10 Hispanic and non-Hispanic...

Publication 2009
Imagining Math: Four-Year-Old Style

In this post published on the Fred Rogers Center blog, the author discusses two EDC research projects focused on young children’s mathematics learning. Both projects are investigating what happens when preschool teachers have new interactive...

Publication 2013
The ITEST Learning Resource Center's Online Evaluation Database: Examples from the Collection

The ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC developed an online database of instruments developed by ITEST project evaluators and researchers from 2003 to 2007. Published in the International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning...

Publication 2007
Relationship Between School Professional Climate and Teachers’ Satisfaction with the Evaluation Process

This REL Northeast & Islands at EDC study examined associations between teachers’ perceptions of school professional climate and their satisfaction with the evaluation process. Given the...

Publication 2016
Dimensions of Dosage: Evaluation Brief for TIF Grantees

This brief provides Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees with an overview of dosage and the importance of carefully measuring dosage when determining the outcomes of an intervention. Dosage refers to the quantity or amount of an intervention,...

Publication 2016
State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

Publication 2003
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Program Implementation in Massachusetts

This paper is an initial effort to map the organizations involved in STEM education in Massachusetts, to describe what program leaders say are the major challenges involved in implementation, and to list some of their suggestions to bring a...

Publication 2007
Collaborative Research Article Series

This multimedia series examines the work of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands in supporting and facilitating collaborative education research alliances that define and carry out research agendas grounded in regional needs...

Publication 2014