CAEPR announces a new publication:
By Dayna Jean DeFeo, Trang Tran, Diane Hirshberg, Dale Cope, and Pam Cravez
Alaska faces challenges recruiting and retaining educators, especially in its rural and remote communities. This report (pdf, 1.3 MB) details the costs associated with teacher turnover and calculates an average per-teacher cost in four categories: separation, recruitment, hiring, and induction. It details actual dollars allocated to these activities and makes recommendations for policy and practice.
By Dayna Jean DeFeo
This report (PDF, 1.2MB) details outcomes of the early ACCUPLACER program, which aimed to increase college readiness for high school juniors and seniors by using college placement test scores to advise students into rigorous high school curricula. The report finds that the program did not significantly affect college performance outcomes for students who later attended the University of Alaska; however, the data and literature review suggest opportunities for outreach and programming around college readiness and planning.
The report (PDF, 976KB), appendixes (PDF, 4.49MB), and Literature Review & Methods - Technical Addendum (PDF, 1.47MB) for the study of teacher salary & benefits and teacher tenure are now available to the public.
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A presentation given to the Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) is also available for download (pdf, 504KB).
CAEPR Hosts EdConnector
CAEPR hosts Citizens for the Educational Advancement of Alaska's Children's (CEAAC) "Ed Connector," a web portal for best practice education tools for school administrators. Ed Connector Director Lora Jorgensen, Lora@EdConnector.org, www.EdConnector.org.
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