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

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...

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...

Newsweek's 2016 high school rankings

Families have few sources of information on the quality of their local public high schools, other than the rankings produced by news outlets such as U.S. News & World...