Regional Educational Laboratory West
about the program
The Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) at WestEd, serving Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, is part of a national network of 10 RELs whose mission is to provide research, analytic support, and resources that increase the use of high-quality data and evidence in education decision-making.
Most REL West work is carried out in partnership with educators—from state and local decision-makers to district and school support providers and practitioners—through eight regional research alliances. Each alliance focuses on one or more of four priority topics in the western states: increasing college and career readiness and success, strengthening educator effectiveness, accelerating achievement among English learners, or improving school climate and student achievement in low-performing schools.
Educators across the region are provided access to REL research through e-newsletters, a research digest, webinars, and Bridge Events that bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to learn deeply about an issue and move to action.
Program Infosheet (PDF)
Download this two-page infosheet for a program summary and selected highlights, success stories, services, resources, and more.
The contents of this and related web pages were developed by WestEd drawing on information developed under various contracts in which WestEd served as the Western Regional Educational Laboratory. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and we ask that readers do not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.