California Analysis for
Learning and
Engagement (CALE)

ABOUT CALE

Building upon the success of WestEd’s Measure to Learn & Improve initiative, California Analysis for Learning and Engagement (CALE) is a WestEd, multi-year, critical needs sensing, research-to-policy initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

CALE will serve as a critical knowledge hub for timely research, analysis, and insights into pressing California policy priorities—particularly curriculum and instructional systems and teacher workforce issues—in order to advance strategic policymaking capacity.

CALE KNOWLEDGE BRIEFS

Expanding California Districts’ Curriculum-Focused Professional Learning

What California Teachers Are Saying About Their Instructional Materials for English Learner Students

Improving California’s Teacher Data System to Better Inform Decisions

Voices From the Field: County Office of Education Leaders Discuss COVID-19’s Impact on California Education

CALE Team

Elizabeth Burr

Elizabeth Burr

Eric Crane

Eric Crane

Francesca Delgado-Jones

Francesca Delgado-Jones

Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis

Reino Makkonen

Reino Makkonen

Patsy Wilkes

Patsy Wilkes

Clay Willis

Clay Willis

CALE Survey Data Sources

We report on findings from teachers in spring 2019 through the American Instructional Resources Survey (AIRS), administered by the RAND Corporation. This survey focused on materials used and supported in K–12 English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science classrooms across the United States, with materials defined as textbooks, lesson plans and units, and other instructional materials provided by a school or district. The survey included items about subject-matter materials in general, along with items about the cultural relevance and linguistic appropriateness of the materials, digital materials, and teachers’ modification of materials for EL students.

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