Research & Evaluation
Building Strategic Policymaking Capacity: A CA Analysis for Learning & Engagement (CALE) Collection
This resource collection provides education leaders with an in-depth analysis of key policy issues related to teachers and teaching.
Research and Evaluation on School Safety: The Structure, Services, and Products of State School Safety Centers
This report provides insights from in-depth interviews with State School Safety Center directors to examine the school safety landscape in their states, the history and structure of the centers, the services offered by the centers, and the centers’ accomplishments and challenges.
Evaluation of California’s Differentiated Assistance
In this report, WestEd presents findings on its evaluation of California's Differentiated Assistance and recommendations for further refining and improving DA based on lessons learned from the first years of implementation.
Building Strong Residency Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities in the CA Teacher Residency Grant
This evaluation brief highlights the early challenges and successes of grant-funded teacher residencies in their efforts to build sustainable partnerships.
California Statewide Early Math Initiative: Evaluation Report of the Professional Learning and Coaching Model
This report summarizes WestEd's evaluation findings related to the professional learning and coaching model implemented as part of the California Statewide Early Math Initiative.
Summer Math Program’s Impact Evaluation
This report describes the impact of Elevate [Math], a program that helps students struggling in math to achieve math proficiency, increase their interest in math, and develop a growth mindset.
Evaluation of the Alameda County Justice Restoration Project
This report details findings of a rigorous evaluation of the Alameda County Justice Restoration Project that focused on both program implementation and the program’s impact on recidivism.
Youth Voice in Juvenile Justice Research
This research captures interviews about the juvenile justice system from young people aged 18 to 24 years old who have lived experience with the system and provides valuable insights on how research can help improve the system for young people.
Who Participates in Community College STEM Work-Based Learning?
This study explores participation in STEM work-based learning in Florida community colleges with a focus on internships and cooperative education courses.
Strategic Investments of One-Time Funds for Tribal Governments
This brief provides insights from tribal leaders who offer strategies for directing one-time federal funds to improve educational outcomes and strengthen infrastructure for the 574 federally recognized tribes in the United States.
Redefining Approaches for Engaging English Learners With Mathematical Ideas
The brief aims to help educators ensure that English Learners can participate fully in mathematical learning.
Evaluation of Beast Academy
This brief reports on an independent evaluation of the efficacy of the Beast Academy program serving gifted, talented, and historically marginalized students in Mankato Area Public Schools, Minnesota.
Who is in Charge of English Learner Services? Lessons Learned from a National Co-Teaching and Collaboration Study
Researchers from the National Research & Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners explain insights from district leaders’ responses in an online survey on the prevalence of co-teaching and collaboration models.
Working Respectfully with Indigenous Communities Around Data and Evidence: A Resource for State Education Agencies
This resource is intended to support state education agency (SEA) staff members as they build partnerships with tribal leaders to improve educational outcomes for Native students through the use of data, research, and evidence.
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