Resources

WestEd’s high-quality publications and resources are designed to inform and engage professionals in a variety of fields including K–12 education, early childhood, and health and justice. Browse our professional development materials, original research, practical tools, archived webinars, and more.

Five Misconceptions About School Shootings
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Five Misconceptions About School Shootings

This research brief addresses five common misconceptions about school shootings and their perpetrators and presents a balanced perspective on what can be done to better promote school safety.
Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Talent Development and Opportunity Culture
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Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Talent Development and Opportunity Culture

What is opportunity culture and how does it fit into the four domains of rapid school improvement? Find out in a new brief from the Center on School Turnaround.
Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation
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Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Written with the practical constraints of teaching in mind, this book aims to help pre- and in-service teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

Early Childhood Development & Learning

Behavioral Assessment of Baby’s Emotional & Social Style (BABES) Toolkit
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Behavioral Assessment of Baby’s Emotional & Social Style (BABES) Toolkit: Intervention...

The BABES Toolkit assists early childhood professionals to identify, and to help families address, areas in which their infants and toddlers may be exhibiting challenging behavior.
Cover for Including Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and Policy
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Including Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and...

This brief describes the practices and provides the research to support relationship-based infant and toddler care.
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Incorporating Early Learning Strategies in the School Improvement Grants (SIG) Program: How Three...

This resource examines case studies of schools that used SIG funds to implement early learning strategies.