Research and evaluation

Inserting Child-Initiated Play into an American Urban School District

Published Articles

WestEd's Julie Nicholson co-authors article published in American Journal of Play.Read More

Learning from Dynamic Visualization: New Resource

Learning from Dynamic Visualization: Innovations in Research and Application

WestEd's Jodi Davenport and Edys Quellmalz wrote a key chapter in this edited volume.Read More

Using Analogies to Support STEM Learning

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WestEd's Bryan Matlen blogs on using analogies as a powerful way to scaffold STEM understanding. Read More

Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment: Download Report

Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment

Improve the quality of data collected through home language surveys and better identify English learners. Read More

Seeking CA and WA Teachers for Study of Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

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WestEd is recruiting teacher participants for a federally funded Investing in Innovation (i3) evaluation. Read More

Learn about the Educator Effectiveness Alliance

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Read a Q&A with WestEd's Reino Makkonen on the Educator Effectiveness Alliance. Read More

How Trauma Can Create Barriers to Students Engagement, Need for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Published Articles

The need for trauma-sensitive schools is driven by barriers created by a student's past experiences. Read More

Research on Alignment Efforts Between K-12 & Higher Education

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

Public School State Snapshot Most Popular Download

Top 10 Downloads

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

Scared Straight

Published Articles

Scared Straight and other similar programs are ineffective and likely increase juvenile recidivism rates, according to research. Read More