Fast Response Research Studies
about the project
Like educators across the nation, those in the western region — Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah — are under intense pressure to raise student achievement and close entrenched achievement gaps. Never have education decisionmakers been more in need of trustworthy education research that addresses their high-priority issues.
As one of the nation's 10 federally funded Regional Educational Laboratories, WestEd's Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) reaches out to policymakers and educators across the western region to analyze their needs, solicit their questions, and build their interest in and reliance on evidence. Our REL West researchers then develop responsive research and development projects to help inform policy decisions.
Many of our projects result in published reports.
REL West also conducts long-term rigorous experimental studies of promising interventions.