Standards, Assessment & Accountability

Standards and Assessment: Resources for Informed, Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

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Learn about new tools and resources from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation. Read More

Transforming Science Education with Simulation-Based Formative Assessment

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Research points to the potential of simulation-based assessment to improve science education. Read More

Congratulations to WestEd's 2017 Staff Award Winners!

Celebrating Staff - Staff Awards 2017

Learn about the extraordinary work of the 2017 winners of WestEd's Staff Recognition Awards.Read More

How I Know: A Research-Based Approach to Formative Assessment

How I Know

The How I Know initiative follows three school districts as they seek to design meaningful formative assessment practices. Read More

Join WestEd at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018 National Conference

NSTA Conference March 15-18

Cynthia Greenleaf of WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative will give a featured presentation. Read More

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.Read More

New Online Tool Allows Educators to Visualize and Explore Assessment Data

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Create custom data visualizations based on key assessment variables and questions. Read More

District Plans for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Implementation

Developing District Plans for NGSS Implementation: Preventing Detours and Finding Express Lanes on the Journey to Implement the New Science Standards

The resource provides a clear idea of what goes into a thorough NGSS implementation plan. Read More

New Resource Highlights Technology-Enhanced Assessments

Technology-Enhanced Innovative Assessment: Development, Modeling, and Scoring from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Learn about innovative uses of technology in assessment development, modeling, and scoring. Read More

California Standards Implementation: What Educators Are Saying

California Standards Implementation: What Educators Are Saying

Read the findings from recent surveys of California teachers, plus lessons learned. Read More