Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12

How do children’s early life and school experiences affect their future? Westat conducts research on educational achievement, comparative studies of achievement, school-level implementation of reform, and program effectiveness and impact.

Project Highlights

Charting early childhood development

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K: 2011) was designed to provide detailed and comprehensive data that can be used to describe and to better understand...

Comparing students internationally with TIMSS

To keep improving education, we need to know how students compare. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is part of a series of international studies, sponsored...

Evaluating Discovery Research for students

This National Science Foundation program promotes advances in student and teacher learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by developing, studying, and implementing resources, models, and technologies for...

Evaluating San Antonio's Pre-K 4 SA Program

Research shows that attending preschool can shrink by one-half the achievement gap between low- and high-income students. San Antonio is one of a handful of U.S. cities investing in...

Evaluating school vouchers in Washington, DC

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is the only federally funded program that provides tuition vouchers to low-income parents who want their child to attend a private...

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