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Research and evaluation

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Spotlight: Evidence and Research Use in Education Policy and Practice

Check out these tools and resources designed to assist educators and policymakers in shaping practice based on evidence in schools, districts, and across states.

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ESSA Requirements and Distance Learning: New Tools to Support Leaders

New REL West tools support the selection of evidence-based strategies for distance learning and other environments.

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Building Supports for Students with Disabilities in Mathematics

It takes time and dedication to bring the message to all stakeholders that “all students can succeed” and to make sure this is not just a slogan but a practice embedded in everyone’s daily work.

Common CoreEquityMathematicsResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districtsSTEM

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WestEd at the ASC Annual Conference, November 13-16, in San Francisco

WestEd’s Health and Justice Program, Justice & Prevention Research Center, and Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety are presenting at the 2019 ASC conference. View a schedule of our sessions.

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Published Articles by WestEd

Cindy Litman and Cynthia Greenleaf Receive Reading Research Quarterly Award

Congratulations to WestEd’s Cindy Litman and Cynthia Greenleaf, whose article “Argumentation Tasks in Secondary English Language Arts, History, and Science: Variations in Instructional Focus and Inquiry Space” received the Reading Research Quarterly Award as one of the journal's top downloaded recent papers.

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High School Students

High School Students' Perceptions of Police Vary by Student Race and Ethnicity: New Research Findings

Learn how high school students in California schools perceive school-based law enforcement and police in their communities.

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Justice and Prevention

Are Metal Detectors Effective at Making Schools Safer?

This new research brief summarizes what’s known about metal detectors in schools and in other settings, including prevalence, effectiveness, cost, and the potential impact on students and learning environments.

Health & safetyResearch and evaluationschool safetySchools and districtsviolence prevention

Published Articles by WestEd

Redesigning Math Curriculum to Improve Student Learning

How can research findings from cognitive and learning sciences be applied in authentic settings to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics?

MathematicsResearch and evaluationSTEM

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Evaluating and Improving Tech Entrepreneurship Education Programs

WestEd's Aleata Hubbard shares the lessons she's learned while helping tech entrepreneurship education programs to better serve the next generation of innovators.

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Published Articles by WestEd

WestEd's Staci Wendt Co-Authors Article on the Value of a Transcendental Meditation Program for Middle School Students

New research suggests middle school students practicing Transcendental Meditation as part of the widely implemented school Quiet Time program can significantly improve their social-emotional competencies and alleviate psychological distress.

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