Program Support

Westat can identify the key ingredients for program success as well as the factors that lead to program failure. We can provide support and evaluator expertise at any stage of the process: at the initial design, while the program is in process, or at program completion.

Project Highlights

PISA for developing countries

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds throughout the world. PISA’s goal is to measure how well countries’ education systems are preparing...

Providing more support for teachers to excel

The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) focuses on reforming state and district human capital management, educator evaluation, and compensation systems to ultimately improve student achievement...

Reporting on educator preparation programs

States and educator preparation programs (EPPs)—both traditional and alternative—are required by law to collect extensive information from the new teacher pipeline, which graduates nearly 200,000 teacher candidates annually. States...

Studying daily issues in oral health

Dentists who normally just see patients are now proposing ideas for research studies and helping to carry out the research in their offices. Their patients serve as the volunteer...

Training scholars to tackle health disparities

The social and environmental conditions of the places where people live, learn, work, and play can affect their health. These conditions also contribute to disparities in the health of...

Using data to evaluate program effectiveness

An educational foundation of a large association has been championing a national program for high school students for over 15 years. The foundation decided to update its set of...

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