Resources

WestEd’s high-quality publications and resources are designed to inform and engage professionals in a variety of fields including K–12 education, early childhood, and health and justice. Browse our professional development materials, original research, practical tools, archived webinars, and more.

Five Misconceptions About School Shootings
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Five Misconceptions About School Shootings

This research brief addresses five common misconceptions about school shootings and their perpetrators and presents a balanced perspective on what can be done to better promote school safety.
Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Talent Development and Opportunity Culture
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Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Talent Development and Opportunity Culture

What is opportunity culture and how does it fit into the four domains of rapid school improvement? Find out in a new brief from the Center on School Turnaround.
Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation
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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 pre- and in-service teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

English Language Learners

Quality Education for ELLs/MLLS
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Quality Education for ELLs/ MLLs: Why We Need It and How We Can Achieve It

This brief provides a rationale for educators to rethink and reinvent quality education for English language and multilingual learners.
Strategies to Identify and Support English Learners with Learning Disabilities: Review of Research and Resources
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Resources and Strategies for Identifying and Supporting English Learners with Learning Disabilities

This updated research brief provides strategies and resources designed to help educators identify English learner students with learning disabilities and determine the best academic supports for them.
Scaffolding Writing through the Teaching and Learning Cycle
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Scaffolding Writing Through the "Teaching and Learning Cycle"

Help your students become effective writers through scaffolding and the Teaching and Learning Cycle.