Leadership & Teacher Professional Development
Reading Apprenticeship Improving Secondary Education (RAISE)
What happens to student literacy outcomes when the "dosage" of the already proven Reading Apprenticeship® approach is doubled or tripled?
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.
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.
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.
The Impact of Math Pathways & Pitfalls on Students' Mathematics Achievement
This study, funded by the National Science Foundation, found significant positive effects for WestEd's Math Pathways & Pitfalls intervention lessons on students' mathematics achievement in rural, suburban, and urban settings.
The Impact of Math Pathways & Pitfalls on Students' Mathematics Achievement and Mathematical Language Development: A Study Conducted in Schools with High Concentrations of Latino/a Students and English Learners
This study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, found significant positive impact for WestEd's Math Pathways & Pitfalls lessons on students' standardized mathematics test scores.
Math Pathways & Pitfalls Classroom Observation Transfer Study
Results suggest that Math Pathways & Pitfalls strategies transfer to non-Math Pathways & Pitfalls lessons for a powerful effect on mathematical learning and pedagogical practices. Read more about this U.S. Department of Education-funded study.
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.
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.
Reading Apprenticeship Professional Development in High School History and Biology
Our researchers are examining the impact of Reading Apprenticeship teacher professional development on high school U.S. history and biology instruction.
Integrating Reading Apprenticeship and Science Instruction in High School Biology
WestEd researchers are testing the effectiveness of Reading Apprenticeship teacher professional development with a focus on integrating reading instruction and science instruction.
All Kinds of Minds: Study of Schools Attuned and Mentor Applications of Schools Attuned
The results from a WestEd evaluation of a program to help struggling learners are helping the program's creators improve its effectiveness.
High School Instruction With Problem-Based Economics
Read about this study, which evaluates the effectiveness of a problem-based instructional approach to high school economics, a required course for high school graduation in some western states.