Educator Effectiveness

When it comes to teachers, attracting the right people and consistently preparing and supporting them leads to improved student achievement. Westat helps state and local education agencies design and implement educator evaluation systems, make data-driven human capital management decisions, and improve instructional practices through structured evaluation and feedback.

Supporting Educators

Westat supports educators through research and technical assistance on a range of issues that affect their daily practice. From access and use of technology, to human capital management, to standards and strategies, Westat supports educators in their many roles every day.

Educator Equity Resource Tool

Westat’s Educator Equity Resource Tool is a dynamic, interactive instrument that helps states, districts, and schools manage the challenge of ensuring that all students are taught by effective teachers.

Project Highlights

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...

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...

Implementing Title I/II program initiatives

The Title I and Title II programs were created under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to promote high-quality education for all children. Title I provides funds to school...

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...

Statistical support to largest ever K-12 survey

The National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) provides descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education while also giving policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition...