The Center on School Turnaround and Improvement (CSTI) at WestEd supports systemic efforts nationwide to improve school performance and increase achievement for all students.
We are committed to the belief that all students can move forward with improved opportunities for a brighter future. We collaborate with states, districts, and schools to enhance focus on equity-driven, student-focused resources and services that are grounded in The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement. Through our work together to focus on essential practices identified in key domain-specific areas—Turnaround Leadership, Instructional Transformation, Talent Development, Culture Shift—we help you quickly move forward with evidence-based plans for continuous improvement.
Extending the work of the nationally recognized Center on School Turnaround (CST), the newly expanded Center for School Turnaround and Improvement (CSTI), continues to provide research-informed tools and resources to assist districts and schools in meeting student achievement goals. CSTI now also provides professional learning services for a holistic approach to identifying, synthesizing, and disseminating research-based practices and emerging promising practices.
By some estimations, 44 percent of state education agencies are using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework in their school improvement implementation.
A map of the United States showing which state education agencies are using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework in their school improvement implementation. These states include Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, and New Hampshire.
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The true power of WestEd lies in our shared purpose. As we collaborate and innovate, we are shaping the futures of children, adults, and communities by addressing the complex challenges facing education today. Jannelle Kubinec, WestEd Chief Executive Officer
Success for every learner is WestEd’s prime focus and has been for more than five decades. A nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad, WestEd aims to improve education and other important outcomes for children, youth and adults.
The depth, diversity, and history of our work, coupled with our on-the-ground experience and research-based knowledge, give WestEd staff unique expertise in helping all learners — infants to adults — succeed in school and career.
WestEd staff meet the needs of our clients through research, evaluation, professional development, technical assistance, policy analysis, and other support.