"More Than a Dream" Teen Pregnancy Program: Randomized Controlled Trial

WestEd served as the external evaluation partner for a six-year randomized trial of More Than a Dream, a teen pregnancy prevention program for 6th–8th graders.

Achievement for All

Customized training and coaching for districts and schools designed to close the achievement gap and accelerate the learning of students with disabilities and those at risk.

Alignment of ETS 2016 HiSET Exam to College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

This WestEd study provides evidence of alignment between the Educational Testing Service’s 2016 HiSET high school equivalency exam and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education.

Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable

Learn about the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable, which brings together mayors, superintendents, and key staff throughout the state to share best practices for improving education.

Atlanta Public Schools Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

What do school and district administrators, and community members need to know to improve school safety? And how can they create safe and supportive learning environments for children and staff?

Beginning Together

Beginning Together ensures that the certified trainers in WestEd's Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) promote information about children with special needs and quality inclusive practices.

Boston Compact English Learner Initiative

This collaborative effort helped teachers and leaders in public, charter, and Catholic schools in the greater Boston area improve academic outcomes for English learners.

California Comprehensive Center

The federally funded California Comprehensive Center provides intensive technical assistance to the state's Department of Education and other state- and local-level stakeholders to improve ...

California Department of Education/Early Childhood Education Faculty Initiative Project

This project offers opportunities for college faculty to examine California Department of Education initiatives and publications as they relate to college coursework.

California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network (CEITAN)

CEITAN offers broad and diverse early intervention and early mental health technical assistance and consulting for national, state, and local organizations and entities serving children with ...

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a comprehensive youth risk behavior and resilience data collection service available to all California local education agencies.

California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network

The CIBC Network provides onsite training and technical assistance to early care and education programs and providers serving children with disabilities and special needs across California.

California NGSS K–8 Early Implementation Initiative

Learn about a large-scale demonstration initiative created to build districts' capacity to implement the NGSS in grades K–8 and make science a core subject.

California Preschool Instructional Network Project

This project provides professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school.

California Project LAUNCH: Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health

Learn about California Project LAUNCH, an initiative exploring new approaches to building stronger family engagement and mental health consultation processes.

California School Staff Survey (CSSS)

The California School Staff Survey (CSCS) provides a way to confidentially obtain staff perceptions about learning and teaching conditions.

California Standards Implementation: Educator Perspectives

Educators across California are implementing new state standards aligned with the Common Core — how are things progressing?

California State Superintendent’s Assessment Recommendations

Learn how WestEd helped shape the development of a next-generation, comprehensive student assessment system, K–12, for the state of California.

California Student Survey (CSS)

The California Student Survey (CSS) gathers data on substance use; school safety; harassment and violence; youth resilience factors, and health-related behaviors.

Carnegie Math Pathways: Improving Student Learning and Success in Mathematics and Dramatically Increasing College Completion

Be part of the growing network of institutions that are empowering students to reach their college and career goals by transforming their mathematics learning experience.

CCSSO Science Assessment Framework and Item Specifications Guidelines

Learn about the process documentation and prototypes WestEd produced to inform large-scale assessment development for the Next Generation Science Standards.

Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS) Evaluation Program

Learn about a wide range of research and evaluation topics related to early childhood.

Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting

The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting aims to improve state capacity to report special education data through expert leadership, deep understanding, strong collaboration, and comprehensive and ...

Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning

The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning aims to advance teacher growth and innovation to improve student success and building a brighter future for all learners.

Center on School Turnaround

The U.S. Department of Education selected WestEd as the lead agency to operate the Center on School Turnaround, charged with building the capacity of state education agencies to support districts ...

Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation

The federally funded national Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation provides state education agencies and Regional Comprehensive Centers with research support and technical assistance ...

Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science, & Other Standards: Raising the Bar on Instruction

This robust website offers research-based tools, resources, and services to help teachers plan and deliver highly effective instruction aligned with college- and career-ready standards.

Computer Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Research Study

What do teachers need to know to teach computer science effectively? And how can they obtain that knowledge through an on-the-job professional development program?

Data for Decisions Initiative

Educators, policymakers, and researchers: Visit the Data for Decisions Initiative website for solution-driven tools, resources, and research to develop a better understanding of how to use data ...

Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project

This training is designed to facilitate implementation of the Desired Results system in programs at the local level and to build program capacity to train staff who work directly with children.

Developing Assessments of Data Literacy

What is data literacy, why do teachers need it, and how do you measure it?

E3 Institute Advancing Excellence in Early Education

The E3 Institute Advancing Excellence in Early Education supports and strengthens early childhood professional development through education, recruitment, and financial incentives.

Early Math Initiative

Read about the Early Mathematics Training Network, designed to help preschool programs and families support mathematical development and learning in young children.

Early Math Intervention

This two-year pre-kindergarten and kindergarten mathematics intervention project targeted at-risk and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

East Los Angeles Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Project Evaluation

WestEd evaluators assessed East Los Angeles' Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program effects on student outcomes.

Enhanced Assessment Grant Kindergarten-Readiness Assessment Collaborative

WestEd is providing assessment development and project management services to a consortium of states to enhance the Maryland/Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.

Evaluating the Impact of Amplify Science Middle School Curriculum on Teaching and Learning

WestEd researchers are leading a study on the benefits of a new middle school curriculum for helping teachers and students meet the Next Generation Science Standards.

Exploring Longitudinal Outcomes and Trajectories of English Language Learners

How do secondary newcomers to U.S. schools vary in their achievement, and how can they be better supported?

Green 360

Green 360 connects students and green workers with solutions to environmental sustainability challenges and career opportunities.

Health & Justice Program Surveys

WestEd's Health & Justice Program is a leading center for survey research on adolescent risk behavior, resilience, and well-being. Our staff are specialists in designing and conducting ...

How I Know: Designing Meaningful Formative Assessment Practices

What do teachers need to know so that their students understand how they are doing each day; they can evaluate the quality of their students' work; and students and teachers can make decisions ...

Improving Children's Understanding of Equivalence: An Efficacy Study

Second-grade students who understand the meaning behind the equal sign are better prepared to learn new math concepts in later grades.

In Touch With Molecules: Extending Learning With Cyber-Enabled Tangibles

WestEd researchers are exploring how new technology can help students visualize and interact with key concepts in molecular biology.

Indiana ISTEP+ Grade 10 and ISTAR Assessment Alignment Studies

How do items on general and alternative standardized state assessments properly measure Indiana academic standards in English/language arts, mathematics, and science?

iRAISE (Internet-Based Reading Apprenticeship Improving Science Education)

This project was designed to help teachers increase students' engagement in subject area reading — science in this case — and their comprehension of complex subject area texts.

Juvenile Drug Courts Guidelines: Policies and Practices Scan

WestEd researchers are measuring the applicability and effectiveness of the practice guidelines for Juvenile Drug Courts.

K-12 Alliance

Constantly evolving to meet the the changing needs of school districts and teachers, the K-12 Alliance develops and implements quality custom-designed science and/or math professional learning ...

Khan Academy Resources: A Postsecondary Mathematics Research Project

WestEd is conducting research on the effectiveness of Khan Academy’s resources for maximizing community college students’ mathematics achievement.

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program Social Studies Assessments: Grades 3-8 and U.S. History End-of-Course Assessment

How are students in Louisiana evaluated for their performance in understanding social studies content in grades 3-8 and high school?

Making Sense of SCIENCE

Recognized nationally for its expertise in teacher professional development, Making Sense of SCIENCE connects hands-on science with integrated teaching and literacy supports, positively ...

Map to Inclusive Child Care Project

The Map to Inclusive Child Care (MAP) Project is committed to improving access to quality child care for children with disabilities or other special needs and their families.

Massachusetts Safe & Successful Youth Initiative Evaluation

The Massachusetts Safe and Successful Youth Initiative is having a positive impact, according to WestEd evaluation outcomes.

Math in Common Evaluation

WestEd is conducting an evaluation to help Math in Common school districts meet their Common Core State Standards implementation objectives.

Math Pathways & Pitfalls

WestEd's Mathematics Case Methods Project has developed Math Pathways and Pitfalls student lessons with proven success for English- and Spanish-speaking students from kindergarten through 8th grade.

Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center

The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center partners with states to strategically plan, implement, improve, scale up, and sustain critical education initiatives and reforms to improve education ...

Migrant Student Information Network (MSIN)

This project helps California's Migrant Regions produce the unduplicated count of migrant students in the state, as required by the U.S. Department of Education.

Multi-Component Violence Prevention Initiative: Field-Initiated Research Study

Learn about the impact of a violence prevention initiative in Massachusetts, and how the concepts of violence, disadvantage, and police legitimacy relate with one another.

National Center for Systemic Improvement

WestEd’s National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

National Research & Development Center on Cognition & Mathematics Instruction (Math Center)

This federally funded National Research & Development Center aims to enhance the conditions of instruction and improve learning outcomes for students in important and challenging mathematics ...

New Mexico’s Early Childhood Assessment Tools: Validation and Development

WestEd helped New Mexico educators develop an authentic observation tool providing kindergarten teachers with a description of their entering students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

New York State Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts

WestEd provides key support, including test development and technical expertise, to build New York State’s assessments of the state’s standards in mathematics and English language arts.

Pacific Islands Climate Change Education Partnership

This partnership develops culturally responsive K-14 education programs and resources focused on how climate change impacts the coastal ecosystems of the Pacific Islands region.

Parent Involvement Project

Learn about the Parent Involvement Project, providing quality early learning activities for families.

PITC Partners for Quality

Partners for Quality, in collaboration with the California Department of Education, is designed to increase the supply and quality of infant/toddler child care and development services in California.

Preparing a New Generation of Educators for California

Researchers are conducting a formative evaluation of Preparing a New Generation of Educators for California, a multi-year initiative.

Program for Infant/Toddler Care

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care is a comprehensive training system that promotes responsive, caring relationships for infants and toddlers.

Quality Teaching for English Learners

Quality Teaching for English Learners provides elementary and secondary school educators nationwide with the tools they need to accelerate language development, academic literacy, and ...

Quantifying Non-Completion Pathways to Success

WestEd is helping to shed light on non-completion community college outcomes.

READi (Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction)

This Institute of Education Sciences research initiative designed and tested an argument-based approach to disciplinary reading.

Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines

This WestEd project aims to improve secondary school teacher effectiveness and student learning by providing literacy-focused, research-based professional learning experiences to 2,000 teachers.

Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network

The Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network aims to increase retention and success of all community college STEM students.

Reading Apprenticeship: Improving Academic Literacy and Social Emotional Learning for Middle, High School, and College Students

Reading Apprenticeship provides educators with a practitioner-tested and research-validated professional development approach that helps students develop the literacy competencies, subject area ...

Reading Apprenticeship: Writing Connections

Learn about a blended Reading Apprenticeship professional learning model that WestEd is creating and implementing to support teacher learning through the school year.

Ready To Learn Evaluations: Measuring the Effectiveness of Educational Digital Resources for Children & Families

WestEd is conducting extensive research on and evaluation of the design and learning impacts of Ready to Learn educational digital media content for children and their families. Access our ...

Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd

The Region IX Equity Assistance Center provides technical assistance and training in civil rights, equity, and school reform.

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (REL-NEI)

The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (REL-NEI) helps preK-16 educators increase their use of scientifically based evidence to help improve student achievement.

Research Partnerships

The Regional Educational Laboratory West partners with regional, state, and district research alliances of diverse education stakeholders to address their specific education concerns. This work ...

Research Studies

WestEd's Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) conducts research that addresses key questions of importance to regional stakeholders.

SimScientists

How can simulations enrich middle school science learning and assessment? SimScientists integrates the latest research findings and best practices from principled assessment design, model-based ...

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness Alternate 2: Alignment Study

WestEd evaluation results on the linkage between Texas’s alternate assessment and the state’s academic content standards supported documentation for a federal Peer Review process.

Strategic Literacy Initiative

The Strategic Literacy Initiative is a nationally recognized leader in literacy professional learning and research, best known for developing the Reading Apprenticeship® instructional framework.

TechSF H-1B Technical Skills Training Program

WestEd partnered with others to implement sector strategies to recruit, assess, educate, and place in jobs long-term unemployed and those not traditionally represented in IT careers.

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program: Grade 2 English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments

Learn about the design and development of innovative grade 2 English language arts and mathematics assessments in Tennessee.

Understanding Proficiency

Educators, develop a deeper understanding of college- and career-ready standards by analyzing student work on performance tasks. Visit the Understanding Proficiency website.

Validating the Success of the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

How does the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum support college readiness for high school juniors and seniors? WestEd researchers aim to find out.

Washington NGSS Assessment Development

WestEd is designing and developing innovative stand-alone items, item clusters, and assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for the state of Washington.

Washoe County School District Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF 4) Grant: External Evaluation

How have initiatives funded by the Washoe County School District’s Teacher Incentive Fund grant impacted teachers, students, and schools? WestEd researchers aim to find out.

West Comprehensive Center

The West Comprehensive Center provides intensive technical assistance that helps state education agencies in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah implement and sustain initiatives designed to improve ...

WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center

The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center focuses on high-quality research to identify solutions that promote positive community and school environments.

WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network

The WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network supports Southern California educator leadership teams preparing students to be college and career ready in mathematics.

What Works to Make Schools Safe: Campus Shield Program

How can multiple data sources be used to proactively respond to student safety and mental health incidents? WestEd researchers aim to find out.