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California's College Promise Programs Offer More Than Money to Help Students Succeed

A new report, written by WestEd’s California College Promise Project, discusses the characteristics of California's flourishing College Promise programs, and highlights leader and practitioner perceptions.

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Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

English learnersEquityLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders

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

Reading Apprenticeship Online: Introduction Course Starts September 9

Help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions they need to succeed in school, college, careers, and life.

College & careerLiteracyProfessional developmentReadingResourceSchools and districtsServices

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Create Happier and Healthier School Communities: School Climate and Wellness Webinars

Plan and implement policies and practices that support the school community.

Health & safetyProfessional developmentResourceSchool climateSchools and districts

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How an Opportunity Culture Can Support Rapid School Improvement

Find out how educators are using opportunity culture to develop teachers and leaders.

EquityResourceSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Student Assessment for Educators

Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Written with the practical constraints of teaching in mind, this book aims to help teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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Examination of Data Usability Options for Assessing Eligibility for Higher Education in California

Data Usability Options for Assessing Eligibility for Higher Education in California

Can federal reporting data be used to determine California students' college eligibility?

College & careerResearch and evaluationResourceSchools and districts

Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Discover how to help students monitor and take charge of their own learning.

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