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Nakamoto, Jonathan; Bojorquez, Juan Carlos – WestEd, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Pathways to STEM Initiative (PSI) on students and science teachers and to describe the level of PSI implementation. One group of middle schools participated in PSI, which included project-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coursework; extra-curricular STEM opportunities…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Grants, Middle School Students
Reedy, Kristen; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – WestEd, 2015
States, school districts, and schools across the country are increasingly implementing multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) to improve outcomes for all students. Kansas is no exception. The Kansas MTSS is designed to improve outcomes for all students by instituting system-level change across the classroom, school, district, and state. Such…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Educational Change
Perry, Rebecca R.; Finkelstein, Neal D.; Seago, Nanette; Heredia, Alberto; Sobolew-Shubin, Sandy; Carroll, Cathy – WestEd, 2015
Math in Common® (MiC) is a five-year initiative that supports a formal network of 10 California school districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) across grades K-8. In spring 2015, WestEd administered surveys to understand the perspectives on Common Core State Standards-Mathematics (CCSS-M) implementation…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Curriculum Implementation, Formative Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
Perry, Rebecca R.; Seago, Nanette M.; Burr, Elizabeth; Broek, Marie; Finkelstein, Neal D. – WestEd, 2015
Math in Common® (MiC) is a five-year initiative that supports a formal network of 10 California school districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) across grades K-8. This research brief explores how best to select or develop and use classroom observation systems in order to document instructional shifts and…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Instructional Innovation
Gallagher, Carole; Huang, Kevin; Van Matre, Joseph – WestEd, 2015
This five-year evaluation examined the effectiveness of a promising middle-school mathematics intervention funded through an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant. Evaluation objectives were to: (1) study the impact of an intervention aimed at increasing the academic achievement of students in Algebra I--a gate-keeping course--as measured…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
Walqui, Aida – WestEd, 2014
The idea that secondary English language learner (ELL) students can master rigorous academic content quickly and deeply goes against much accepted wisdom in the field, but Aída Walqui--the author and Director of WestEd's Teacher Professional Development Program, which houses the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative--and her…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Secondary School Students, Instructional Innovation, Pilot Projects
WestEd, 2014
Despite decades of experience supporting efforts from local to state levels to improve learning for underserved students, Sonia Caus Gleason and WestEd's Nancy Gerzon could not point to examples of entire schools accomplishing what they believed was possible: high-poverty public schools personalizing learning for all students to consistently reach…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, High Achievement, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Schools
Mandinach, Ellen B.; Gummer, Edith S. – WestEd, 2012
There's much talk about using data to inform education decision-making, both in and beyond the classroom. This paper examines the landscape of data literacy, based on a meeting in May 2012 which brought together the foremost researchers and professional development providers in the field of data-driven decision-making in education. The meeting…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Data Analysis, Faculty Development, Data
Redding, Sam; McCauley, Carlas; Ryan Jackson, Kathleen; Dunn, Lenay – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
In recent years, rapid school improvement--known most commonly as school turnaround--has emerged as the chief focus of dramatic and systemic efforts aimed at giving students better schools. To assist states, districts, and schools in leading or managing these efforts, in 2017 the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd developed "Four Domains…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, Talent Development, Instructional Effectiveness
McCauley, Carlas; Cashman, Joanne – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
As researchers, decision-makers, and practitioners focus on continuous improvement in education, local-level change is gaining importance. Yet, many local school improvement efforts fail to be fully implemented. Even those that are fully implemented often fail to sustain improvements because the schools are embedded in systems that face multiple…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Stakeholders, School Districts
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2018
As this series on teacher leadership continues, this "CenterView" issue reports on survey findings about the role of teacher leaders and the impact of teacher-to-teacher professional learning on the professional growth of both teacher leaders and the teachers they support. The report also offers specific strategies for school…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Leadership Training, Faculty Development
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2018
This latest installment in a series on teacher leadership describes how a learning cycle framework can provide a useful structure to support teacher leaders as they plan and facilitate powerful teacher-led professional learning. Teacher leaders have the potential to use learning cycles to strengthen teacher professional learning, making it more…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Learning Processes
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Regulation, Educational Practices, School Turnaround
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Mentors, Public Education
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2017
Teacher leaders can play an important role in school improvement efforts, but require district support to effectively lead their peers. Partnering with outside organizations is one way that districts can deepen their capacity to support and sustain teacher leadership. In the current landscape of rigorous standards implementation, teacher…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Models, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development
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