What We Do
The MACC@WestEd is a technical assistance provider, invested in supporting state-led initiatives that advance student outcomes.
We partner with states to provide:
- Content expertise, including ESSA implementation, school improvement, educator effectiveness, and early learning
- On-site consultation and guidance
- Current and emerging research
Evidence-based practices and resources for ESSA implementation and reform initiatives in various priority content areas relative to state needs:
- College and Career Readiness
- Standards and Assessment
- Promoting and Supporting Effective Instruction
- District and School Improvement
- Access to High-Quality School Choice Options
- Early Learning
- School Climate
- Addressing the Needs of Special Populations (e.g., students with disabilities, English learners, low-income students, etc.)
The MACC@WestEd meets its member states where they are and provides support to strategically plan, implement, improve, scale up, and sustain critical education initiatives and reforms through the use of four core approaches:
Establishing and sustaining productive and trusting relationships
Our team works with state education agency (SEA) leaders to identify and support their highest-priority needs. We always remain client-focused, crafting technical assistance based on state needs, goals, and context reflected in work plans developed collaboratively with the chief state school officer and his/her executive team.
Providing credible, research-based practices and solutions
We provide even greater depth of support by partnering, coordinating, and collaborating with other organizations — including Regional Educational Laboratories and Equity Assistance Centers — to identify and direct expertise and relevant research-based best practices when needed.
Serving as a collaborative thought partner
We serve as an expert thought partner in policy development, tool and resource development, professional learning and training, strategy formulation and execution of statewide initiatives, and support through the stages of implementation. We also serve as a critical friend in addressing issues and challenges as they arise.
Promoting and supporting internal and external collaboration
Our team promotes and supports collaborative work both within SEAs and across states and stakeholder groups to address common issues and challenges and to learn from one another.