College & Career

WestEd provides expertise on effective practices and transition strategies focusing on secondary education, community colleges, universities, adult education, and workforce development.

WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship® has been successfully scaled to community colleges across the country. Instructors learn how to increase students’ confidence and competence as readers, writers, and disciplinary thinkers.

WestEd’s Completion by Design initiative worked with community colleges in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio to significantly increase completion and graduation rates for students, particularly those from low-income families.

In addition, WestEd staff evaluated an initiative to strengthen career pathways among K–12, higher education, and employers.

We develop measures of college and career readiness, and help improve state policies, practices, and support to districts for standards and assessment implementation.

WestEd also partners with workforce development stakeholders to address challenges facing job seekers and employers.