The Regional Educational Laboratory–West (REL-West) serves state and local education agencies in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. REL-West provides research, analytic support, and tools to increase policymakers’ and practitioners’ use of high-quality data and evidence in education decisionmaking.
Insight supports projects for REL-West related to educator recruitment and retention, rural education, postsecondary readiness and success, learning loss and acceleration after the COVID-19 pandemic, general school improvement issues, and college and career pathways and postsecondary issues. Our team’s work involves—
- Conducting low- and high-intensity technical assistance activities, including designing and implementing trainings, coaching, promoting community engagement, and other services to support implementation of evidence-based practices
- Conducting applied research
As part of this work, Insight helped design and implement a new quick-turnaround service called Ask an Expert. This service helps REL-West better respond to stakeholders’ urgent questions or problems of practice that require specific evidence-based content or methodological expertise.