Westat contributes to the design, implementation, and analysis of research ranging from small, quick-turnaround surveys to major academic assessment studies involving thousands of students.

Follow the links below to find sample projects in each area.

Early Childhood Education

Westat conducts research to examine children's early life and school experiences and to measure the effectiveness of national programs on early childhood.

Education Reform

Westat examines the implementation and outcomes of high-profile Federal and other education reform initiatives designed to improve the education of today's students.

Elementary & Secondary Education

We have conducted research on educational achievement, comparative studies of achievement, school-level implementation of reform, and program effectiveness and impact.

International Education & Literacy

We conduct many of the leading international education studies, with samples sometimes covering more than 60 countries and including over half a million students.

Postsecondary & Adult Education

Westat studies have examined our nation's research infrastructure, adult literacy, costs of postsecondary education, performance measurement, and distance education.

School to Work

We have developed studies to evaluate educational approaches for improving the labor market prospects of youth in high-poverty areas.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Westat evaluates and monitors innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. These efforts will provide data that both inform program improvements and assess program accomplishments.

Special Education

Westat research assesses the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to improve compliance and outcomes for infants and children with disabilities.

Teachers & Leaders

Westat measures the implementation, impact, and sustainability of programs that tie financial incentives for educators to increases in student achievement. Westat also provides technical assistance in this area and monitors the implementation and reporting on other Federal programs to increase educator quality and preparation.