Providing support and assistance to state education agencies in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

The West Comprehensive Center (WCC) is part of a federally-funded network of 22 technical assistance centers made up of fifteen regional centers serving individual or clusters of states and seven content centers providing expertise and services in specific, high priority areas.

What We Do

WCC activities include convening regional and state communities of practice; providing expertise, onsite consultation and guidance; and providing current and emergent research, evidence-based practices and resources in eight priority areas.

  • Priority 1 Standards and Assessment Implementing college- and career-ready standards and next generation aligned assessments
  • Priority 2 Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders Identifying, recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective teachers and leaders
  • Priority 3 District and School Improvement Turning around the lowest-performing schools
  • Priority 4 Early Learning Ensuring the school readiness of preschool-age children and their successful transition to kindergarten
  • Priority 5 College and Career Readiness Building rigorous instructional pathways that help all secondary students make successful transitions to college and careers
  • Priority 6 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Identifying and scaling up innovative approaches to teaching and learning that significantly improve student outcomes
  • Priority 7 Data Use Using data-based decision-making to improve instructional practices, policies, and student outcomes
  • Priority 8 Organizational Management Strengthening systems and management to enhance productivity