Resources

Finding what matters.

As states grapple to implement new, rigorous standards, there is an overwhelming amount of information to be found. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or policymaker – we can help you make sense of what’s available and what’s important. Previous research on standards implementation chronicled successes and failures, but not in real-time, and not in ways that policymakers and practitioners could respond to in order to improve their systems. We hope to foster conversations through which states and districts can share ideas and strategies on standards implementation—a forum where failures as well as successes are highlighted in ways that allow participants to learn from each other, and devise concrete action steps.

Fact Center

Find fact sheets, maps, infographics, and more to stay informed about college- and career-readiness standards and their implementation across the country.

For our Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Study, we are using teacher surveys and logs based on the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). They measure instruction at the intersection of specific topics and levels of cognitive demand. C-SAIL revised the SEC in the fall of 2015 to include content that is more reflective of current state college- and career-readiness standards.

For our Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Study, we are using teacher surveys and logs based on the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). They measure instruction at the intersection of specific topics and levels of cognitive demand. C-SAIL revised the SEC in the fall of 2015 to include content that is more reflective of current state college- and career-readiness standards.

C-SAIL Blog

Learn about standards implementation directly from stakeholders across the system – teachers, principals, policymakers, and researchers.

Adam Edgerton | February 27, 2017

Does nostalgia, or a policy environment's shared emotion toward education, influence implementation? How can we measure nostalgia to inform implementation? C-SAIL's Adam Edgerton weighs-in on the importance of understanding local context.

Laura Desimone | February 22, 2017

C-SAIL co-director Laura Desimone discusses how district leaders, principals, and teachers in Texas and Ohio differ in their perceptions of their states' policy environments.

Katie Pak | February 13, 2017

Highlights from C-SAIL's November 18 conference on state standards implementation with key administrators in our partner states California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas. Our panelists discussed their states' unique contexts, innovations, implementation challenges, upcoming initiatives, and advice for other states.