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WestEd is a nonpartisan and nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad. WestEd is conducting the external evaluation of IGEN, studying program implementation and tracking progress toward meeting the overall goals of the Alliance.

Since WestEd’s inception in 1966, our researchers have been conducting studies to address significant questions and issues related to teaching and learning and to human development in a range of social settings.

Connecting Research & Practice

Our staff operate at the intersection of research, policy, and practice, bringing the methods of systematic inquiry to bear on real-world problems. The organizing framework below illustrates our dual commitment to building the general knowledge base while supporting applied learning in local contexts.