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.
Beaverton School District Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons Evaluation
This study, conducted as part of the Beaverton School District's (OR) Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant, is assessing the impact of a supplemental literacy curriculum on student achievement.
Evaluation of the Comprehensive School Reform Program Implementation and Outcomes
This longitudinal study identifies challenges of school improvement and insights into the success of those who achieve it.
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."
Evaluation of the Texas School Dropout Prevention and Reentry Program Grants
WestEd researchers evaluated Texas' effort to reduce the dropout rate and improve student academic outcomes in the state.
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.
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.
Evaluation of the Partnerships in Character Education Program in the Fresno Unified School District
More and more districts and schools are implementing character education programs. Find out WestEd's role in evaluating one such program.
Evaluation of the California 21st Century High School ASSETs Program
Read the initial progress of the first cohort of grantees participating in California's after-school program for teenagers.