REL West Newsletter
Access Resources from Conference on Common Core State Standards
National Experts Address Implementation Issues
The August 14-15 conference, Collaborating for Success: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in California, focused on practical, effective, affordable approaches to planning for and implementing the new standards in districts and schools. Visit the REL West website to:
  • learn more about the conference;
  • view videos of presentations by Linda Darling-Hammond, Phil Daro, David Liben, Kenji Hakuta, and others;
  • read profiles of participating districts; and
  • access CCSS resources.
Read the REL West Research Digest
The October 2012 REL West Research Digest features articles, interviews, and resources to help state and local educators put the standards into action.
View Archived Webinars
Presenters Phil Daro (Mathematics) and David Liben (English Language Arts) provide an in-depth look at instructional shifts in the Common Core State Standards.
New REL West Reports
Understanding How Teachers Use Student Assessment Data
Looking for a survey instrument to learn how teachers in your district use student data? Download this new REL West report identifying and describing a variety of survey instruments.

Summary of Existing School Climate Instruments for Middle School
This report lists surveys designed to assess middle school and classroom climate, including teacher effectiveness. You'll also find detailed summaries and contact information for each survey.



REL West partners with eight research alliances to provide data analysis, targeted research, and technical assistance to implement and evaluate new practices. Each issue of the REL West E-Newsletter will feature the work of one of our partner alliances.

The Dropout Prevention Alliance for Utah Students with Disabilities fosters a learning community of school teams, special education leaders, and dropout prevention leaders to collect and use data and evidence-based practices to develop and provide interventions to students at risk of academic failure, monitor their progress, and report outcomes.
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