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.

Special Education

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Finding the Words, Finding the Ways: Exploring Reflective Supervision and Facilitation

What are some effective ways to supervise those who work with infants, children, and families? This DVD features vignettes that illustrate successful reflective supervision and facilitation.
Cover for Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities: Key Issues in the Literature and State Practice
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Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities: Key Issues in the...

This Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) report aims to help policymakers develop procedures for identifying, assessing, and placing English learner students who may or may not have ...
Cover for Special Education in the Turnaround Context: Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles
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Special Education in the Turnaround Context: Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles

Learn key strategies for improving special education and related services for students with disabilities in turnaround schools.