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The Region 15 Comprehensive Center, part of the federally-funded Comprehensive Center Network, is facilitating ongoing Community of Practice meetings that focus on rural education issues. State education agency staff, district and school leadership, and education associations from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah have been meeting to share experiences from their states and ideas for meeting […]
WestEd Insights, which features significant findings related to WestEd research on teaching, learning, and human development, has published this Q&A post with the authors of a case study paper examining the impact of a professional development series on participants’ understanding of performance tasks. Researchers Sylvia Kwon and Tran Keys conducted a mixed-methods case study to […]
WestEd Senior Professional Learning Specialist Barbara Jones is quoted in this EdSource article examining how teachers are assessing their students during distance learning. California teachers are implementing different strategies and tools to gauge their students’ understanding. This includes the application of formative assessment practices to collect evidence of student learning that can be used to […]