This newsletter highlights new WestEd services supporting states, districts and schools in designing and implementing curricular, assessment, and data analysis supports. Also included is an article to support students’ development of writing skills in different content areas.
September’s newsletter highlights WestEd experts’ insights into timely educational issues: retaining teachers in rural school districts, engaging students in virtual learning formats, and strengthening professional learning for educators in preparation for content framework changes.
In preparation for the next school year, July’s newsletter shares resources for analyzing student performance data for instruction and for utilizing formative assessment practices to increase students’ learning agency.
June’s newsletter highlights a number of WestEd services designed to support state, district, and school staff in understanding summative and formative assessment practices and adapting them for different classroom contexts.
WestEd support and resources for increasing understanding of Smarter Balanced performance tasks and analyzing student responses to these tasks are highlighted. The newsletter also points readers to upcoming online professional development opportunities for educators and leaders working with English learner students.
This newsletter highlights resources that support development of student-focused learning environments, including guidance for school leadership that supports formative assessment practices and an overview of current state initiatives to implement ethnic studies into content standards.
To support ongoing work related to designing and utilizing rigorous, high-quality content standards and assessment tools, this newsletter highlights CSAA tools that can be adapted and used in a variety of educational contexts.
WestEd experts have developed guidance and tools to continue supporting educators working in distance and hybrid learning models, including a new series designed to support the use of formative assessment practices.
This newsletter highlights WestEd work focused on supporting formative assessment practices in the classroom and CSAA tools for implementing new or revised content standards and analyzing assessment systems.
September 2020 Newsletter
This newsletter showcases WestEd-developed resources that focus on research-based assessment practices and professional learning for integrating these practices into schools.
August 2020 Newsletter
This newsletter focuses on educator resources and tools designed to support multilingual and English learner students during distance learning.
May 2020 Newsletter
This newsletter highlights resources for developing instruction and assessment plans that support student learning.