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April Focus: Promoting High-Quality STEM Teaching and Learning

This April, WestEd focuses on what educators can do to inspire all students, especially those students who are underserved, to learn and succeed in STEM.

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Elementary Students

Raising the Bar on Instruction: 21st Century Learning Standards

Visit the Raising the Bar website to access research-based tools, resources, and services designed to help teachers transition to college- and career-ready standards.

AccountabilityAssessmentCollege & careerLiteracyMathematicsNew YorkNY

Navajo Radio

How Navajo Families Are Developing Children's Math Skills at Home

Learn about the Early Mathematics Training Network's hands-on workshop with the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona.

Early childhoodearly childhood developmentEquityFamily engagementLiteracyMathematicsRural schoolsSTEM

Photo of kids doing math

WestEd Will Lead Mathematics Framework Update for the Nation’s Report Card

WestEd is excited to announce our leadership role in the mathematics framework update for the Nation’s Report Card, also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP measures the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students through assessments in reading, mathematics, science, writing, and other subjects. The information collected provides a snapshot of the state of education in United States.

AssessmentMathematicsSchools and districts

Diversifying Math Pathways

Colleges are creating math pathways that are relevant to students' fields of study and aligned with the skills needed for success.

College & careerEquityMathematicsResourceSTEM

Mathematics Learning Games that Break the Symbol Barrier

WestEd and BrainQuake partner to understand how math games impact student outcomes.

EquityMathematicsResearch and evaluationSTEMTechnology

Top 10 Downloads

Continuous Improvement Ranks High in WestEd's Top 10 Downloads

Visit our top downloads page for free resources designed to help all learners succeed.

Early childhoodEnglish learnersEquityMathematicsResourceSchools and districtsStandardsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Students with disabilities are falling behind as districts work to implement new math standards.

AssessmentEquityMathematicsPolicyResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSpecial educationStandardsSTEM

Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership: Systems of Support in Two Math in Common Districts

Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership for Successful Math Standards Implementation

Learn how districts support principals to bring math to the forefront of their work.

AssessmentCCSS-MMathematicsResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Sense-Makers, Messengers, and Mediators of the New Mathematics Standards: Math Coaches in the Math in Common Community of Practice

Math Coaches: Sense-Makers, Messengers, and Mediators of New Standards

Offers eight recommendations for mathematics coaching support.

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