Research & Evaluation
WestEd's research and evaluation work addresses many critical education and human development issues. We employ the most appropriate design to match the type of evidence required by clients and stakeholders.
In the Spotlight
Daniel Brenner is a Senior Research Associate in WestEd's Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program. He manages the technology aspects of the SimScientists projects, developing and testing simulation-based assessments and instruction for middle school science.
SimScientists Human Body Systems: Using Simulations to Foster Integrated Understanding of Complex, Dynamic, Interactive Systems
WestEd researchers are creating simulation-based supplementary curriculum modules and investigating how they help high school biology students develop a deeper understanding of how molecules, cells, and organs work together to support life.