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).

Laura Desimone | October 31, 2016

Laura Desimone gives a sneak peak of Year 1 Implementation Study findings from Massachusetts and Ohio.

  • Policy Attributes Theory
  • Standards Implementation
Nelson Flores | October 10, 2016

Eighteen years after California voters passed Proposition 227, "The English in Public Schools Statue," voters have the opportunity to turn around one of its major provisions that creates barriers to bilingual education.

  • English Language Learners
  • Policy
Morgan Polikoff | September 12, 2016

It's education policy poll season, revealing the tide of public opinion on national and state K-12 issues and raising questions about how policymakers will respond.

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Policy
  • Testing
Katie Pak | September 7, 2016

Although the U.S. employs more reading specialists than other countries, kids report very low levels of reading enjoyment. How can we better engage students?

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Student Learning
  • Teaching and Instruction
Nelson Flores | August 31, 2016

What do the major party platforms have to say about the education of English language learners?

  • English Language Learners
  • Policy
Andy Porter | August 25, 2016

Are teachers more likely to teach, and therefore students more likely to learn, what is tested than what is intended by the state content standards? Probably. But there's more to the story.

  • Policy Attributes Theory
  • Standards Implementation
  • Student Learning
  • Teaching and Instruction
Morgan Polikoff | August 15, 2016

Stories of standardized testing snafus are becoming increasingly common. It's crucial that education leaders turn the trend around.

  • Accountability
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Testing
Nelson Flores | August 4, 2016

ESSA improves upon challenges English language learners faced under NCLB, but is it enough?

  • Accountability
  • English Language Learners
Katie Pak | August 1, 2016

New education reforms in India can teach the United States lessons in stakeholder engagement, national standards, and aligned assessments. Researcher Katie Pak reports from India.

  • Policy
  • Standards Implementation
  • Testing
Morgan Polikoff | July 26, 2016

Dear U.S. Department of Education, Morgan Polikoff has a recommendation for a better way to measure school performance.

  • Accountability
  • Policy
  • Policy Attributes Theory

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