Literacy

WestEd understands the importance of literacy as the foundation for all learning.

Students’ linguistic and literacy competencies impact their success in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, extending to all academic content areas. We create and deliver innovative ideas, research, and solutions to help all students in early learning environments, K–12, and postsecondary education succeed in literacy.

Reading Apprenticeship® professional development transforms classrooms, engaging all learners with complex texts to develop academic literacy skills.

Three large-scale, randomized controlled studies have validated Reading Apprenticeship’s effectiveness in increased academic achievement, and more positive academic identities and dispositions toward reading and learning among students.

WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) deepens educators’ understanding of the language and disciplinary practices English learners need to succeed in school and life.

Because it is grounded in sociocultural learning theory, teachers experience QTEL as a compelling way to work with students.