Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

WestEd is nationally recognized for developing and implementing comprehensive sets of standards — from early childhood learning to K–12 and career technical education — as well as valid and fair assessment systems aligned with rigorous standards.

Our staff work with clients nationwide on research-based solutions to gauge school, teacher, and student performance and make the best use of the results.

WestEd provides state and national policy guidance on building aligned student, school, and educator accountability systems.

We also develop a variety of assessments—including formative, interim, and summative assessments—that cover a broad range of content areas.

Assessment development and implementation are important now more than ever in this era of new content standards.

WestEd is at the forefront, working closely with schools, districts, and policymakers to ensure that all students—including English learners, the nation’s fastest growing student population—meet the high learning expectations built into today’s standards.