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.

R&D Alert Print Editions

  • R&D Alert®, Vol. 18, No. 1

    R&D Alert®, Vol. 18, No. 1

    High school re-enrollees, school turnaround, leadership standards, and education technology are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.

  • R&D Alert Vol. 17, No. 3

    R&D Alert®, Vol. 17, No. 3

    Restorative justice, teacher effectiveness data, infant and toddler care, and support for children with disabilities are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.

  • Cover for R&D Alert Vol. 17, No. 2

    R&D Alert®, Vol. 17, No. 2

    English learners and other students with disabilities, secondary school literacy, and formative assessment are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.

  • R&D Alert, Vol. 17, No. 1

    R&D Alert®, Vol. 17, No. 1

    Family engagement, digital media in preschool math learning, 21st century assessments, and WestEd's 50th anniversary are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.

  • Cover for R&D Alert Fall 2015, Volume 16, Number 2

    R&D Alert®, Vol. 16, No. 2

    State-level technical assistance, leadership in challenging districts, customization as the key to turnaround, and English language learners and the new standards are highlighted in this issue of R&D Alert.

  • Spring 2015 R&D Alert Cover

    R&D Alert® Vol. 16, No. 1

    Engaging students to address school problems and dealing with challenging behavior in early childhood education are just a couple of the highlights in this issue of R&D Alert.

  • Cover image of the R&D Alert Newsleter 15.2 Fall 2014

    R&D Alert® Vol. 15, No. 2

    Curbing urban gun violence among youth and cultivating a tech-sector workforce are among the highlights in this newsletter issue.

  • Cover image for R&D Alert Spring 2014 Vol 15, #1

    R&D Alert® Vol. 15, No. 1

    Math improvement through cognitive science and the achievement gap of students in foster care are just a few of the highlights in this newsletter issue.

  • Cover image of R&D Alert 14.3

    R&D Alert® Vol. 14, No. 3

    This edition of R&D Alert® explores services for babies and families in the United States, English learners and literacy, boosting reading skills in community college, and peer support for special education directors.

  • Cover image of RD Alert 14.2

    R&D Alert® Vol. 14, No. 2

    This special Common Core edition of R&D Alert features guidance from WestEd experts and explores such topics as next-generation assessment systems aligned to the Common Core, Common Core and mathematics learning, transitioning to the Common Core State Standards, and more.

  • R&D Alert® Vol. 14, No. 1

    This issue of R&D Alert explores partnering with parents for student achievement, taking an alternate route to Algebra 1 success, confronting common math pitfalls head-on, and mentoring for teachers that supports a collaborative school culture.

  • R&D Alert® Vol. 13, No. 3

    This issue of the award-winning R&D Alert explores a unique approach to improving leadership, early childhood mental health, online support for charter school teachers, and community college completion rates.

  • R&D Alert® Vol. 13, No. 2

    This edition of the award-winning R&D Alert explores how Common Core State Standards will affect low-performing students, virtual chemistry labs, the impact of California Healthy Kids Surveys on communities, and the work of the Southwest Comprehensive Center.

  • R&D Alert® Vol. 13, No. 1

    This edition of the award-winning R&D Alert highlights teacher professional development in science, youth crime prevention, and using the Internet to bridge research and practice.

  • R&D Alert® Vol. 12, No. 3

    This edition of the award-winning R&D Alert® highlights current issues affecting schools, communities, and human development professionals throughout the United States. Read about our work in literacy, supporting school principals, and early childhood intervention.

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