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The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL®) is one of the 10 regional educational laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and its work is conducted by Learning Point Associates. As a member of the Regional Educational Laboratory Network, NCREL is dedicated to providing high-quality, research-based resources to educators and policymakers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

For additional resources, visit the Learning Point Associates Web site.

In the Spotlight

Quality Quest: High-Performing Learning Communities

Learning Point Magazine CoverThe Fall 2005 issue of NCREL's Learning Point magazine, "Quality Quest: High-Performing Learning Communities,” features a look at the challenges of placing a high-quality teacher in every classroom, the sustained improvement potential when school decisions are data-driven, and the genuine achievement possible when partners in education work together.

Also detailed are a range of timely resources, tools, policy insights, and current research, with the goal of helping educators understand and implement the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, improve adolescent literacy, integrate technology, and close achievement gaps.

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Recent Spotlight

Engage Students to Improve Adolescent Literacy
The Learning Point Associates Quick Key Action Guide 10, "Using Student Engagement to Improve Adolescent Literacy," provides educators and policymakers with action options to improve adolescent literacy skills using the elements of student engagement in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.

Create Successful Adolescent Literacy Programs
The Learning Point Associates Adolescent Literacy Web site features new resources, tools, and information to help practitioners, administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders define and implement effective research-based literacy programs aimed at helping students achieve success.

New Releases

Pathways Critical Issue:
" Science Education in the Era of No Child Left Behind—History, Benchmarks, and Standards"

Pathways Critical Issue:
" Mathematics Education in the Era of NCLB—Principles and Standards"

Pathways Critical Issue:
" Technology: A Catalyst for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom"

Pathways Critical Issue:
" Multiple Dimensions of Assessment That Support Student Progress in Science and Mathematics"


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