MERC Publications

 
Publications from the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium(MERC), housed in the VCU School of Education.

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Submissions from 2022

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Teacher Retention Policy Coherence: An Analysis of Policies and Practices Across Federal, State, and Division Levels, Andrene Castro, Adria Hoffman, Jonathan D. Becker, David Naff, Peter S. Willis, and Andy Kane

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Policy and Practice Brief 8: Teacher Training and Endorsement Requirements to Teach English Learners in Virginia, Virginia R. Massaro, Virginia Palencia, and MERC Multilingual Education Research and Evaluation Team

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Who Takes Dual Enrollment Classes? A Research Brief, David Naff

Submissions from 2021

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The School Principal and Teacher Retention, Jonathan D. Becker and Lauren Grob

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Will They Stay or Will They Go? Analysis of the 2019 DOE Working Conditions Survey, Jonathan D. Becker, Valerie Robnolt, Kasey Dye, and Erica Ross

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Analyzing Advanced Placement (AP): Making the Nation's Most Prominent College Preparatory Program More Equitable, David Naff, Mitchell Parry, Tomika Ferguson, Virginia Palencia, Jenna Lenhardt, Elisa Tedona, Antionette Stroter, Theodore Stripling, Zoey Lu, and Elizabeth Baber

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Digital Equity in the Time of COVID: Student Use of Technology for Equitable Outcomes, Joy Washington, Andrea Woodard, Jonathan D. Becker, Joan A. Rhodes, Andrew Harris, Oscar Keyes, and David B. Naff

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Policy and Practice Brief 6: Considerations for Using ACCESS Test Scores in Decision-Making, Carolyn N. Waters and MERC English Learner Research & Evaluation Team, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Policy and Practice Brief 7: Special Considerations for ACCESS Testing During COVID-19, Carolyn N. Waters and MERC English Learner Research & Evaluation Team, Virginia Commonwealth University

Submissions from 2020

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Digital Equity in the time of COVID-19: The Access Issue, Jonathan D. Becker, Joy Washington, David Naff, Andrea Woodard, and Joan A. Rhodes

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Policy and Practice Brief 1: Virginia Is Not an English-Only Instruction State, Melissa J. Cuba

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Policy and Practice Brief 2: English Learners Are a Priority During COVID-19, Melissa J. Cuba

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Dual Language Programming: A Model to Enhance School Climate and Academic Achievement in Diverse Schools, Melissa J. Cuba and Kate Daly Rolander

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Policy and Practice Brief 3: Dual Language Programs Are Growing Across Virginia, Virginia Massaro

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Policy and Practice Brief 5: English Learners and High School Graduation: Beyond the Four Year Pathway, Virginia Massaro and MERC English Learner Research & Evaluation Team, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Supporting Student Mental Health During and After COVID-19, David Bryant Naff, Shenita Williams, Jenna Furman, and Melissa Lee

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Unpacking "Giftedness": Research and Strategies for Promoting Racial and Socioeconomic Equity, David B. Naff, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Amy Jefferson, Michael Schad, Morgan Saxby, Kathryn Haines, and Zoey Lu

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Cultural Diversity Professional Development in Schools Survey, Krystal R. Thomas, Hillary Parkhouse, Jesse Senechal, Zoey Lu, Laura Faulcon, Julie Gorlewski, and David B. Naff

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Policy and Practice Brief 4: The Obligation of Schools to Provide Information to Multilingual Families in a Language They Can Understand, Carolyn N. Waters

Submissions from 2019

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Understanding Racial Inequity in School Discipline Across the Richmond Region, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Adai Tefera, David Naff, Ashlee Lester, Jesse Senechal, Rachel Levy, Virginia Palencia, Mitchell Parry, and Morgan DeBusk-Lane

Submissions from 2018

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A Review of Disciplinary Interventions in K12 Public Education, Rachel Levy, David Naff, Marcie Terry, and Mariah Coffee

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Contexts of Cultural Diversity Professional Development in Schools, Hillary Parkhouse, Jesse Senechal, Julie Gorlewski, David Naff, Zoey Lu, and Ashlee Lester

Submissions from 2017

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Virginia College Access Resource Study: Region One Report, Amy Corning, Kate Daly, and Jesse Senechal

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ESSA Research Brief, Samantha Hope

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School Climate Development Survey, James H. McMillan, Charol Shakeshaft, and Amy C. Hutton