Did you know that the Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) program has released several "Stated Briefly" reports? The "Stated Briefly" product line summarizes research findings in concise, 5-10 page briefs. These briefs are produced as short companion pieces to longer research reports—highlighting key findings, presenting a different perspective for a specific audience, or providing a deeper dive into specific aspects of a study.
The REL program has released nine "Stated Briefly" reports so far this cycle on a variety of topics, and more are on the way.
In case you missed them, check out these previously released REL "Stated Briefly" reports:
- REL Appalachia: Stated briefly: Participation and pass rates for college preparatory transition courses in Kentucky (January 2015)
- REL Appalachia: Stated briefly: What Does the research say about increased learning time and student outcomes? (October 2014)
- REL Mid-Atlantic: Disproportionality in school discipline: An assessment of trends in Maryland, 2009–12 (June 2014)
- REL Mid-Atlantic: Stated briefly: Changes in financial aid and student enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities after the tightening of PLUS credit standards (April 2015)
- REL Midwest: Stated Briefly: Online course use in Iowa and Wisconsin public high schools: The results of two statewide surveys (May 2015)
- REL Northeast and Islands: Stated briefly: The correlates of academic performance for English language learner students in a New England district (August 2014)
- REL Northeast and Islands: Gearing up to teach the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in the rural Northeast: Stated briefly (December 2014)
- REL Northeast and Islands: Stated briefly: Online course use in New York high schools: Results from a survey in the Greater Capital Region (March 2015)
- REL Northeast and Islands: Stated briefly: Data collection and use in early childhood education programs: Evidence from the Northeast Region (April 2015)
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. To receive regular updates on REL work, including more reports like this, follow NCEE on Twitter: @IES_NCEE. To provide feedback on this or other REL work, email NCEE.Feedback@ed.gov.