Research & Evaluation

Reports & Publications

WestEd contributes to the knowledge base in education and related social sciences by publishing research and evaluation studies. Search hundreds of reports and publications, most of which can be downloaded for free. We offer descriptive and impact studies as well as research reviews, syntheses, and more, on many critical topics.

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  • California Teachers' Perceptions of National Board Certification (Report)

    Produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, this review of the research on California National Board Certified teachers presents their attitudes about and perceptions of the certification process and its usefulness.

  • California Teachers' Perceptions of National Board Certification (Summary)

    Produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, this summary report reviews the research on California National Board Certified teachers and presents their attitudes about and perceptions of the certification process and its usefulness.

  • California's Teaching Force: Key Issues and Trends 2002 (Report)

    This report, produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, provides data and projections on the teacher shortage in California and the continuing concentration of the state's underprepared teachers in schools serving poor and minority students.

  • California's Teaching Force: Key Issues and Trends 2002 (Summary)

    This summary report, produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, provides data and projections on the teacher shortage in California and the continuing concentration of the state's underprepared teachers in schools serving poor and minority students.

  • Strengthening California's Teacher Information System

    This report, written by Camille Esch, Patrick Shields, and Viki Young for the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, argues that California needs improved coordination of separate agency efforts to link these datasets.

  • Who Is Teaching California's Children?

    This brief, produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, examines the education and experience levels of California's underprepared teachers and compares them with those of certificated teachers.