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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CSTP has launched a new initiative called The New Teacher Alliance. The work, funded by the Paul G. Read more »
Kati Haycock addressed the issue of Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Good Teaching Matters a Lot
Fostering Leadership: Insights from National Board Leadership Grants delves into three leadership cases resulting from Washington Initiative leadership grants.
The Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) found that professional development for teachers can have a positive impact on student achievement if it is sustained over time; focuses o Read more »
Our family is headed to a party to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Liberia. As my daughter heads out the door, I call her back, "What are you wearing?" I ask with a note of frustration in my voice. She has on a bright orange pair of men's basketball shorts, a blue t-shirt, a black headband with skulls-and-crossbones and a green pair of flip-flops. I think she's covered just about every color of the rainbow. Read more »