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Area of Work

Teachers & Leaders

WestEd strengthens knowledge and policies to help teachers and administrators meet the rigorous demands of their work. By developing the effectiveness of our nation’s education leaders through research and carefully tailored programs, we ultimately contribute to improving student learning outcomes.

This work entails developing high-quality practices and programs for comprehensive teacher learning, from preservice through teacher leadership, and conducting research to build visibility and understanding of how the nation’s teachers and education leaders impact student learning.

Services to Help You

Aim for Algebra Institute: Implement Standards-Aligned Curriculum for Student Success

Middle school and high school teachers: Learn research-affirmed instructional techniques designed for student success in mathematics and that support implementation of the standards-aligned Aim for Algebra curriculum. Our on-site institute is tailored to your needs.

Professional Development

Algebraic Thinking in College- and Career-Ready Standards Workshop

Enhance your repertoire of strategies to help your students develop a strong algebraic reasoning foundation for success in algebra.

Professional Development

Alignment Studies: Assessments to Standards, Standards to Standards, and Curricula to Standards

Do tests measure the state academic standards? The answer is critical to decision-makers relying on test results.

Technical Assistance

Assessment Literacy Workshops: Promoting Understanding of Assessment and the Effective Use of Summative Test Results Among K-12 Educators

How can results from state or district assessments be used to improve teaching and learning in your school or district? WestEd's Assessment Literacy Workshops — tailored to your unique needs — can help further your educators' assessment literacy expertise as ...

Professional Development