Comparing Achievement Trends in Reading and Math Across Arizona Public School Student Subgroups
What percentage of Arizona public school students is proficient in reading and math? How does the percentage differ by student subgroup and school level? And what are the results when only charter schools are examined? Find out in this research study.
What Works in Developing Nations to Get Children Into School and Keep Them There? A Systematic Review of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
What strategies are developing nations using to increase student enrollment, attendance, retention, and grade progression in their schools? This WestEd study aims to find out what works.
Achievement Trends of Schools and Students in Arizona's Title I School Improvement Program
How can state agencies help increase student achievement in schools and districts serving disadvantaged populations? This REL West brief examines the academic performance of Arizona schools receiving Title I funds.
Projecting the Need for California School Administrators Over 2010/11–2017/18: The Effects of Projected Retirement and Projected Changes in Student Enrollment Over Two-Year Increments
Building on an earlier study, this study projects the need for new school-site administrators (principals and vice principals) in California due to projected retirement and changes in student enrollment in two-year increments over 2010/11–2017/18.
The Relationship Between English Proficiency and Content Knowledge for English Language Learner Students in Grades 10 and 11 in Utah
This study explores English learners' performance on language proficiency and content assessments, and documents performance differences on particular strands of content between English learners and their non-English learner counterparts.
READi (Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction)
READi will show what kind of student performances or products represent "reading for understanding," as defined by the project, in history, science, and English literature developmentally across grades 6-12.
Do Schools in Rural and Nonrural Districts Allocate Resources Differently? An Analysis of Spending and Staffing Patterns in the West Region States
This study presents the first detailed comparison of resource allocation patterns between rural and nonrural districts in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.
One-Shot Deal? Students' Perceptions of Assessment and Course Placement in California's Community Colleges
Read about the findings and recommendations from a study of students' experiences with assessment and placement practices in California's community colleges.
Where Do English Language Learners Go to School? Student Distribution by Language Proficiency in Arizona
Read this study describing the distribution of English language learner students across Arizona schools and various school characteristics.
Multistate Review of Professional Teaching Standards (Update)
This REL West report reviews teaching standards in six states and updates a 2009 review by incorporating California's recently adopted teaching standards while retaining data from the other five states previously studied.
Features of State Response to Intervention Initiatives in Northeast and Islands Region States
This study found that New England states and New York support response to intervention as an approach to overall school instructional improvement or determining special education eligibility.
Formal System Processing of Juveniles: Effects on Delinquency
This study found that system processing did not reduce delinquency and often increased crime when compared to providing a diversion program or "doing nothing."
What Are We Doing to Middle School English Learners
This study by researchers from the Quality Teaching for English Learners project includes findings and recommendations for change.
School-Site Administrators: A California County and Regional Perspective on Labor Market Trends
This study explores the differences among California's counties and regions in their needs for new school-site administrators in the coming decade.
The Status of State-Level Response to Intervention Policies and Procedures in the West Region States and Five Other States
This study informs and supports state policymakers and administrators in developing and implementing state-level response to intervention policies and practices.
Examining Independent Study High Schools in California
This study examines California's independent study high schools — enrollment trends, the number and characteristics of schools and students, and teacher qualifications.
Implementation of the Weighted Student Formula Policy in San Francisco: A Descriptive Study of an Equity-Driven, Student-Based Planning and Budgeting Policy
This study describes the planning and implementation of San Francisco's weighted student formula policy, an equity-driven planning and budgeting policy.
Trends in California Teacher Demand: A County and Regional Perspective
This study highlights the differences among California's counties and regions in their use of underprepared teachers and needs for new teachers in the coming decade, as driven by projected student enrollment changes and teacher retirements.
The Reenrollment of High School Dropouts in One Large, Urban School District
This study follows a cohort of first-time ninth graders in one large urban school district from 2001/02 to 2005/06 and documents dropout, reenrollment, and graduation rates.
An Analysis of State Data on the Distribution of Teaching Assignments Filled by Highly Qualified Teachers in New York Schools
WestEd researchers analyze the distribution of highly qualified teachers in New York, particularly in rural schools.
Formative Assessment Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Southwest Region
Researchers examined policies and programs in five Southwest Region states, suggesting a range of strategies to support the development and use of formative assessments.
Course-Taking Patterns and Preparation for Postsecondary Education in California's Public University Systems Among Minority Youth
This study, prepared by WestEd's Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West), examines the extent to which California high school students meet the course requirements for admission to California's four-year public universities.
An Analysis of Utah's K–3 Reading Improvement Program
Utah's Superintendent of Public Instruction asked WestEd's Regional Educational Laboratory West to review district and charter school participation during the first two years of the state's K-3 Reading Improvement Program.