English Language Learners

Using deep expertise and evidence-based knowledge on students who are English language learners, we strengthen practice and policy to accelerate all students’ achievement.

WestEd directs numerous projects and services that help address the dual needs of students who must master academic content and the English language simultaneously.

WestEd’s widely acclaimed Quality Teaching for English Learners builds the capacity of educators to help all students, particularly English learners, achieve success in this era of rigorous standards that emphasize college and career readiness.

Many of WestEd’s initiatives focus on language development in the context of rigorous subject matter such as science, math, English language arts, and history.

WestEd’s English Learner Master Plan Development and Implementation helps build school districts’ capacity to plan and implement systemic strategies for strengthening policies and practices that help English learners graduate college- and career-ready.

Our Leading with Learning approach helps K-12 educators, over a two-three-year period, transform teaching and learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students — with a focus on English learners — in a network of schools.