Area of Work

Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

WestEd helps clients develop comprehensive standards and standards-based assessment and accountability systems. Our work impacts students of all ages and learning paths, including early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and career technical education..

We partner with clients nationwide, providing policy guidance and assessment design services responsive to local contexts. We create customized, research-based solutions that fairly and validly gauge student performance, and we provide guidance for educators and policymakers on making the best use of results.

Services to Help You

Next Generation Assessment: Early Childhood

Explore valid, reliable, and appropriate ways to support early learning and continuous improvement in early childhood programs.

Technical Assistance

Next Generation Assessment: Science

Receive expert assistance designing and developing comprehensive next-generation science assessment systems.

Technical Assistance

The Formative Writing Framework: Advancing Balanced Literacy Through Engagement and Empowerment

Who Will Benefit English Language Arts Teachers, K-12 Teacher Leaders and Instructional Coaches, K-12 School and District Administrators What You Will Learn A teacher-driven professional learning model, the Formative Writing Framework was developed to promote ...

Professional Development

VITAL Collaboration: Developing and Revitalizing Professional Learning Communities

Create or revitalize a data-driven professional learning community (PLC) that will drive schoolwide improvement in teaching and learning. Participate in our year-long, research-based professional learning designed to optimize PLC effectiveness.

Professional Development