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Helping California improve teaching and learning for all students

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In a state with California’s diverse student population and complex needs, technical assistance is essential to extend the capacity of the California Department of Education (CDE), the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and other state- and local-level stakeholders. In response to needs identified by the CDE and CTC, along with educators and other stakeholders, WestEd and its partner, the American Institutes for Research (AIR), are providing intensive technical assistance to increase capacity and continuously improve outcomes in the following areas:

  • Accountability and Assessment
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Educator Excellence
  • Productivity, Effectiveness, and Efficiency

Role of the Center

The role of the federally funded California Comprehensive Center is to provide the CDE with high-quality, relevant, and useful information, resources, tools, and consultative expertise so that it can lead and sustain state-level initiatives that result in improved outcomes for students. The primary outcomes include increased capacity for the CDE to: (1) set and support rigorous expectations for each student’s high-quality schooling, (2) identify and share evidence-based and promising practices, and (3) support high-quality local implementation of strategies for continuous improvement.