Virtual School Meanderings

July 16, 2016

Teacher Evaluation | Standards Implementation | English Learners

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Monthly highlights of WestEd’s research, resources, services, and events to help all learners succeed in school and career.

R&D Alert Online

LITERACYToward Widespread Improvement of Literacy in Secondary Schools: Taking Reading Apprenticeship to Scale

Read about how more than 1,900 teachers and 600,000 students in five states participated in Reading Apprenticeship, WestEd’s signature approach to improving secondary school literacy. This five-year scale-up effort was found to have a positive impact. Learn more in this R&D Alert article.

Also, check out the latest print edition of R&D Alert to learn how digital media improved preschool math learning.

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STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT, & ACCOUNTABILITYInsights Into California Standards Implementation — Perceptions, Progress, and Partnership: New Research

Read about California’s implementation of the Common Core standards, and educators’ perceptions of them:

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TEACHERS & LEADERSValidity of Inferences From Observation Data, Evaluation Data Use, and Teacher Satisfaction With Evaluation Processes: New Research

Three new resources feature teacher evaluations from research, data, and teacher satisfaction standpoints:

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIESEnglish Learners and Distributed School Leadership Summer Professional Learning: Register Today!

A few seats are still available in these two courses:

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STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT, & ACCOUNTABILITYEnsuring All Students Meet the New Standards

WestEd partners with clients nationwide on research-based solutions to gauge school, teacher, and student performance and make the best use of the results.

Visit our Standards, Assessment, & Accountability page to learn about our related research, services, resources, news, and events.

Also learn about WestEd’s Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services (SAAS) program, which provides states and education entities with policy guidance and technical assistance on building effective and aligned school, district, and educator accountability systems.

WestEd Celebrates 50 Years

AGENCY NEWSWestEd Celebrates 50 Years

During the 1990s, a study showed that teachers who participated for two or more years in case-based discussions developed by WestEd’s Mathematics Case Methods Project improved their math knowledge by over 20 percentage points.

Read more WestEd historical milestones on our Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence page.

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Summer Reading: English Language Learners

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Understanding Proficiency

Understanding Proficiency: Learning From Student Work on Performance Tasks

Understanding Proficiency provides resources to help educators develop a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards by analyzing student work on performance tasks.

Visit the Understanding Proficiency website to get started.

WestEd 50 Years - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

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