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Common Core

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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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Join WestEd at National Science Teachers Association National Conference

Check out WestEd's sessions and visit our booth at NSTA, March 30–April 2, in Los Angeles.

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Seago and Perry

Comparing Features of High- and Low-Rated Mathematics Lessons

Nanette Seago and Rebecca Perry share classroom observation results that are part of a formative evaluation of Math in Common (MiC).

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WestEd in the News

Students Respond Enthusiastically to New Science Standards In 'Early Adopter' Districts

California’s new science standards were in full flower last week at an Oakland, CA, middle school.

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Literacy in Secondary School Math Classrooms: Register for Webinar

Learn how to increase academic discourse in middle and high school math classes. Wednesday, January 18.

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Common Core & Site-Based, Lesson-Focused Teacher Learning

Learn how four school districts are designing and implementing site-based, lesson-focused teacher professional learning.

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California Standards Implementation: Research Findings

Educators across California are implementing standards aligned with the Common Core — how are things progressing?

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Announcing the Formation of the California Standards Technical Assistance Network

Learn about the new California Standards Technical Assistance Network.

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News: Many Pathways to Student Success in Mathematics: Middle and High School Math Course Sequences and Placement Decisions in the Math in Common Districts

Evaluation Report: Pathways to Student Success in Mathematics

California school districts are changing math pathways to meet college- and career-ready standards. Learn more in this report.

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Building Educator Assessment Literacy in Oregon: New Resource

New report shows teachers' assessment literacy improves classroom instruction.

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