WestEd understands the importance of literacy as the foundation for all learning.

Students’ linguistic and literacy competencies impact their success in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, extending to all academic content areas. We create and deliver innovative ideas, research, and solutions to help all students in early learning environments, K–12, and postsecondary education succeed in literacy.

The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship® professional learning transforms classrooms, improving student literacy and social-emotional learning at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Multiple studies over the last decade have shown positive changes in teacher practice and student learning outcomes as a result of Reading Apprenticeship.

WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) deepens educators’ understanding of the language and disciplinary practices English learners need to succeed in school and life.

Because it is grounded in sociocultural learning theory, teachers experience QTEL as a compelling way to work with students.