The resources in this Spotlight explore educator wellness, what students say makes safe and supportive home environments, and how to address trauma and foster resiliency.
Schools and districts
Spotlight on Education Assessment During Complex Times: Leading Voices Share Perspectives and Resources
What value is there in assessments taken during the pandemic? How can assessment design reflect more diverse groups of students? Read perspectives from WestEd’s assessment experts.
The NextGenScience project at WestEd today announced the addition of seven new members to its Science Peer Review Panel to continue its work evaluating lesson sequences and units designed for the Next Generation Science Standards.
A newly published field guide helps education leaders move California toward one integrated, comprehensive, and school-based child-serving system.
The new Formative Insights: Assessment for Learning website offers resources to support teachers and leaders in implementing formative assessment practices to empower all learners.
Rubrics for assessing student learning are designed and implemented differently depending on whether they are deficit- or strengths-based. Learn why a strengths-based approach is more effective.
The pandemic has significantly impacted assessment and accountability systems. Recently, WestEd's experts met to discuss lessons learned from the pandemic and implications for the future.
Spotlight on English Learners: Zone of Proximal Development—An Affirmative Perspective in Teaching English Learners
WestEd’s Elsa Billings and Aída Walqui explore the “zone of proximal development,” perhaps one of the most common and yet misunderstood terms in education.
Geared toward families of English Learners in grades PreK through 5, these accessible family and caregiver activities help children hone their language skills while engaging in everyday activities.