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.

Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

Designing a Comprehensive Assessment System
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Designing a Comprehensive Assessment System

What does it take to create a balanced and aligned comprehensive assessment system? This paper identifies strategies for states, districts, and schools.
Cover Making the Most of Performance Tasks: Building Educator Assessment Literacy in Oregon in Summative Assessment
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Making the Most of Performance Tasks in Summative Assessment: Building Educator Assessment Literacy...

When teachers are given time and training to dig into the Smarter Balanced assessment, they begin to see new ways to help their students learn.
Cover Review of State Accountability Systems That Include a Student Growth Indicator
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Review of State Accountability Systems That Include a Student Growth Indicator

Learn how states are incorporating student growth measures into their accountability systems.