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.

Our district, principal, and teacher surveys used for data collection in our Implementation study partner states. Includes versions for teachers of ELA, math, ELL students and SWD students.

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.

Andy Porter | September 13, 2017

C-SAIL Director Andy Porter recaps the Center's progress over the last two years and looks forward to the year ahead.

Nelson Flores | September 12, 2017

How will rescinding DACA impact college- and career-readiness across states? ELL expert Nelson Flores explains.

Morgan Polikoff, Hovanes Gasparian | August 21, 2017

Raters can code mathematics assignments quite reliably, but that they struggle to code English language arts (ELA) assignments. Morgan Polikoff details takeaways from C-SAIL's Measurement Study.