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.

Morgan Polikoff | July 10, 2017

An update on the Measurement Study, led by Morgan Polikoff, as C-SAIL enters Year 3 of our work. Polikoff offers inital findings.

Adam Edgerton | June 8, 2017

Troubling news from North Carolina claims the adoption of Common Core worsened the achievement gap between Black and White students. But C-SAIL's Adam Edgerton isn't convinced.

Emily Hodge, Serena Salloum, Susanna Benko | May 18, 2017

The consistency between the Common Core and other college- and career-readiness standards enables high-quality shared resources between states. But are states taking advantage of the potential to share curricula, professional development, and assessments?