C-SAIL Blog

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

The views expressed by the C-SAIL bloggers do not represent the views of the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) or its funder, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES).

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.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Policy Attributes Theory
  • Standards Implementation
  • Students with Disabilities
Nelson Flores | September 12, 2017

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

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • English Language Learners
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.

  • Teaching and Instruction
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.

  • Teaching and Instruction
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.

  • Common Core State Standards
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?

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Common Core State Standards
Laura Desimone | May 1, 2017

Do teachers of different grades, subjects, and types of students view their state policies differently? In this post, Laura Desimone discusses how teachers in C-SAIL's partner states differ in their view of the policy environment by analyzing responses to our district surveys.

  • Policy Attributes Theory
  • Teaching and Instruction
Katie Pak, Adam Edgerton | April 5, 2017

C-SAIL researchers Katie Pak and Adam Edgerton take a close look at our newest maps, alternative scoring scales, and what's ahead for our map project.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Policy Attributes Theory
  • Standards Implementation
Morgan Polikoff | March 27, 2017

Morgan Polikoff weighs in on California's pilot accountability dashboard which, he says, "has some value," but he still "has concerns."

  • Accountability
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.

  • Policy
  • Standards Implementation

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