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Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia

This descriptive report is part of a broader project collecting, organizing, and analyzing multiple sources of data from the four-state REL Appalachia region, comprised of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The purposes of that broader project are: (1) to increase awareness of and understanding about critical education issues in the Appalachian Region by highlighting strengths, challenges, and opportunities, and by illuminating the diversity of contexts in which schooling occurs; (2) to facilitate high-quality empirical scholarship by providing an integrated, detailed, accurate, and comprehensive data set from which research projects can be constructed; (3) to encourage scholarship, call attention to issues and insights that are attentive to existing literature, and offer opportunities for further inquiry with the potential to inform policy and practice; (4) to provide a valuable resource guide for local, state, and federal policymakers in their efforts to develop policies and reform strategies to strengthen schools and communities in Appalachia; and (5) to provide a valuable source of data that is aggregated, disaggregated, and contextualized in ways that will be of use to education practitioners in work that requires them to characterize their school, district, region using empirical data. To accomplish this, a comprehensive data set from various sources of extant data was compiled and preliminary descriptive analyses using selected variables was conducted. Results of that descriptive analysis are presented in this report. Appendices A and B provide information on data sources and variables available in the full data set.

Descriptors: Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, School Demography, Enrollment, Educational Finance, Teacher Student Ratio, Expenditure per Student, Economically Disadvantaged, Minority Group Students, Special Education, English Language Learners, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Graduation Rate, Income, Grade 4, Grade 8, High Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools

Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia. Available from: CNA Corporation. 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 703-824-2828; e-mail: RELAppalachia[at]cna.org; Web site: http://www.relappalachia.org





Autor: Johnson, Jerry

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2271&id=ED555560



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