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Using Visualizations to Improve K-12 Student Learning

Researchers discuss how processes of visual comparison enhance student learning and communicate complex ideas in an effective way.


Published Articles by WestEd

Data-Driven Decision-Making: Stimulating Changes to Policy and Practice

WestEd’s Ellen Mandinach and Kim Schildkamp of University of Twente, Netherlands served as editors of a special issue of Studies in Educational Evaluation that brings together cutting-edge work on data-driven decision-making.

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Partnering for College and Career Success

With cross-sector partnerships, a REL West alliance is helping to build an education-to-career pipeline in Arizona.

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Webinar on Using Attendance Data for Decision-Making

Learn strategies for addressing chronic absence. Thursday, April 26, 11:30am-12:30pm (Pacific Time).

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Data for Continuous Improvement

Becoming a Data Culture: Steps for Colleges of Education

A new edited volume addresses how educator preparation programs can use data to explore critical issues and inform continuous improvements to their programs.

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Public Education in the Western United States, by the Numbers

Infographic snapshots illustrate public school systems in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, created by REL West.

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Interpreting Leadership Data to Improve Teaching and Learning in New York

New York educators share how a leadership assessment system helped a New York school and District assess leadership practices at the Fall NYS Council of School Superintendents conference.

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Data for Decisions

Using Data to Improve Educator Preparation Programs and Teachers’ Data Literacy

WestEd's Ellen Mandinach blogs about the use of data in educator preparation programs.

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Ellen Mandinach to Co-Present Keynote Address on Data and Educator Preparation

Ellen Mandinach will co-present at the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation Conference.

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When Dropouts Return to School — Identifying and Supporting Reenrollees: Register for Webinar

Learn how school districts can best serve students who drop out and later reenroll. Webinar. Tuesday, September 27.

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