Planned review and revision of academic content standards is a critical endeavor for states and school districts because priorities for instruction shift over time in response to the changing education context at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. Your content standards must be clear, coherent, consistent, and comprehensive – embodying the rigor needed to prepare students for college and careers.
WestEd provides quality services to help state and local clients undertake this effort. Services include review of standards, and/or facilitation; and technical support for educator external review of the standards.
WestEd’s review and revision processes for standards are customized to meet state and local client needs. Our senior researchers work closely with clients to understand those needs, and then design and propose a process to best meet them. The process may include meetings with the client’s staff and stakeholders, and either technical support for educators reviewing the standards or an independent review of standards by WestEd content specialists.
Post-review steps include presentation of findings (e.g., summary reports) and, if relevant, overview of proposed revisions and recommendations.
WestEd has provided standards review and revision services to numerous states and districts, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oregon, and Maricopa County (AZ).
Our work has enabled states and districts to meet research-supported guidelines for the development and implementation of rigorous college- and career-readiness standards that promote effective teaching and valued student learning outcomes.
To learn more, contact Bryan Hemberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.302.4298.