CSTP's research focuses on understanding teaching and learning in Washington's classrooms with the intention of using that understanding to advocate for changes in policy and practice that would assure quality teaching. Recognizing the complexity of this challenge, CSTP is in the process of using existing data sources and creating new tools to describe:
While much of CSTP's research is supported by philanthropy, agencies and organizations also contract with CSTP. Clients include the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) and school districts.
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The Professional Educator Standards Board recently released a report to the Legislature regarding educator Read more »
Without the quality teachers we hire and train, we wouldn't be seeing the improvement in student achievement scores we've had since 1994. Doesn't everyone on the committee - everybody in the distri Read more »
"Mrs. G. I need your help NOW. I tried the science lesson and the kids just destroyed it!"