Technical Assistance & Training

Westat’s technical assistance and training helps build capacity in study design, protocol development, project and data management, and statistical analysis. We offer training in survey methods and provide technical assistance in all phases of a project from conceptualization to analysis and reporting.

Project Highlights

Finding measures of effective teaching

In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new project to find ways to fairly and effectively evaluate teachers and identify what effective teaching is. The Measures...

Helping NCI's Cancer Trials Support Unit

Every year, more than 25,000 patients and thousands of researchers participate in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials program. Westat has been helping NCI’s Cancer Trials Support Unit...

Helping states improve IDEA data quality

The Office of Special Education Programs has modified its approach to state accountability and is emphasizing data-based improvement planning for systemic change. With this new results-driven accountability model, states...

Improving data quality and data use in education

Congress requires federal agencies to measure their program performance every year. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) specifies the information that agencies must collect and show to Congress...

Improving the quality of medical labs in Africa

Cheikh Anta Diop University (CADU) in Dakar, Senegal is working to help improve the quality of medical laboratory testing in Africa. Westat partnered with CADU to establish a proficiency...

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