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Assessment

How I Know

How I Know: A Research-Based Approach to Formative Assessment

The How I Know initiative follows three school districts as they seek to design meaningful formative assessment practices.

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AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.

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New Online Tool Allows Educators to Visualize and Explore Assessment Data

Create custom data visualizations based on key assessment variables and questions.

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Technology-Enhanced Innovative Assessment: Development, Modeling, and Scoring from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

New Resource Highlights Technology-Enhanced Assessments

Learn about innovative uses of technology in assessment development, modeling, and scoring.

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Join WestEd at the Learning Forward 2017 Annual Conference

Attend WestEd’s sessions on instructional coaching and sustained effective professional learning.

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Robert Linquanti

Join WestEd at the 2017 California Educational Research Association 96th Annual Conference

WestEd’s Robert Linquanti will deliver a keynote address.

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Cover for Sustaining Core Strength: How Core-to-College States Continue Alignment Efforts Between K–12 and Higher Education

Research on Alignment Efforts Between K-12 & Higher Education

Learn how K-12, higher education systems collaborate for successful college- and career-readiness standards implementation.

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Top 10 Downloads

Public School State Snapshot Most Popular Download

Visit our top 10 downloads page for the latest popular resources to help all learners succeed.

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WestEd Top Ten Bestsellers

Education Leadership Standards Resource Tops WestEd Best Sellers

Check out this month's top 10 best sellers from WestEd — all focused on helping learners succeed.

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Cover for Assessing and Improving Special Education: A Program Review Tool for Schools and Districts Engaged in Rapid School Improvement

Assessing and Improving Special Education: New Resource

Learn how to develop a quality improvement plan for your special education program.

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