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School Improvement

February Focus: Turnaround Leadership for Rapid School Improvement

WestEd is highlighting everything it takes — from cultivating leadership talent to tapping federal funding opportunities — to create school improvement.

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Raising the Bar on Instruction: 21st Century Learning Standards

Visit the Raising the Bar website to access research-based tools, resources, and services designed to help teachers transition to college- and career-ready standards.

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Actionable Principles of Formative Assessment

In this book excerpt, authors Heidi Andrade and WestEd's Margaret Heritage discuss the three key principles for effective implementation of formative assessment.

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WestEd's Deb Sigman Receives the CERA 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

WestEd’s Deb Sigman is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Educational Research Association (CERA). The award honors her more than 40 years of leadership and service to California's K-12 students.

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WestEd Will Lead Mathematics Framework Update for the Nation’s Report Card

WestEd is excited to announce our leadership role in the mathematics framework update for the Nation’s Report Card, also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP measures the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students through assessments in reading, mathematics, science, writing, and other subjects. The information collected provides a snapshot of the state of education in United States.

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Student Assessment for Educators

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 teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Discover how to help students monitor and take charge of their own learning.

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Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Students with disabilities are falling behind as districts work to implement new math standards.

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Standards and Assessment: Resources for Informed, Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

Learn about new tools and resources from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation.

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