Technical Assistance

Drawing from research and best practice, WestEd delivers high-quality technical assistance that actively supports leadership teams working to build state and local capacity across a range of areas and pressing issues. Our work focuses on developing sustainable, scalable solutions alongside organizational and systemwide supports to ensure rapid, significant improvement.

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National Support Networks

Serving state education agencies and others through research and technical assistance

Key programs for partnering with and expanding the capacity of state education agencies and others to improve student outcomes are introduced below. The programs, funded through a competitive process, enable WestEd to provide support gratis.

Regional Educational Laboratories

A system of Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) conducts research and provides analytic support through a range of partnerships with education entities and their communities, all with the fundamental mission of addressing education challenges through greater use of evidence-based decision-making. WestEd operates REL West, which serves Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.
  • REL West provides research, analytic assistance, and resources designed to increase the use of quality data and evidence in education decision-making.

National Special Education Centers

Two national special education centers focus specifically on helping states improve their systems for supporting and educating infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
  • The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting provides technical assistance to state education agencies to help them meet their federal obligation to collect and report special education fiscal data.
  • WestEd’s National Center for Systemic Improvement helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.