Education

From students to teachers, from performance standards to national and international comparisons, we set the benchmark on excellence in education research.

Improving academics to help tomorrow's leaders

Education Reform

How do we improve education? What works? What doesn’t? Are there correlations for success? Westat examines the implementation and outcomes of high-profile reform…

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…

International Education

How does the U.S. compare with other countries in preparing our students for higher education and the workplace? We conduct many of the leading international education…

Postsecondary Education

What is the state of postsecondary education in America? Westat studies have examined our nation’s research infrastructure, adult literacy, costs of postsecondary education…

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…

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

STEM education plays a critical role in maintaining U.S. economic and technological leadership in the 21st century global marketplace. Westat evaluates and monitors…

Special Education

How effective are programs targeted to those in need of special education services because of a disability? Westat research assesses the impact of the Individuals with…