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This collection synthesizes knowledge and practice to help students with disabilities reach challenging standards. The collection also contains information about effective assessment and accommodation strategies for students with both moderate and severe disabilities. We encourage users to email...

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Over the past decade, K-12 schools in the United States have been educating more English language learners (ELLs) than at any point in history.  ELLs are a diverse group in language background, school experience, and social-emotional needs.  ELLs require different approaches and different content,...

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Newly-adopted college- and career-ready standards and accountability requirements will oblige teachers to increase emphases on deeper learning activities. As the cognitive levels of academic activities increase in complexity and abstraction, the sophistication of the language that students will...

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This special collection contains resources developed for use in the measurement of standards implementation across states and local education agencies (LEAs). Resources include tools, surveys, rubrics, and the reports resulting from those resources used to track and evaluate the implementation of...

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This special collection contains resources useful for implementing college and career readiness standards, focusing on policies, planning, guidance, and evaluation. Included are external resources evaluated through CSAI's rigorous review system or developed by CSAI.

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This featured collection focuses on resources that support culturally responsive teaching for American Indian/Alaska Native students. Culturally responsive teaching is defined as the application of cultural knowledge, prior experiences, perspectives, and performance styles of AI/AN students to...

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CSAI has developed a series of resources to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning of College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students. The resource series shown in this collection addresses key shifts in learning represented in the CCRS and is drawn...

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The paradigm shift for science education presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) necessitates a significant redesign of science assessments in order to fully meet the vision of the NGSS. From classroom-embedded assessment to high-stakes...

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This collection will help teachers, schools, districts and states to identify professional development resources for the implementation and understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards. Recognizing the demands of professional development at the varying levels of the educational system,...

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Successful implementation of college and career ready standards (CCRS) in schools and districts involves the alignment of quality curriculum, instruction, and materials to the new standards and their associated assessments. This collection houses CSAI-reviewed tools, products, and guidance...

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Change is hard. Even the best school improvement innovations are likely to encounter a few detractors, especially if people are caught by surprise. In our Communications 101 collection, CSAI reviewed a broad number of resources to help states, school districts, and schools communicate education ...

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Ensuring that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers requires that teachers effectively align their instruction to the college and career ready standards (CCRS) in all content areas. This collection comprises of CSAI-reviewed resources that assist teachers, and those who...

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As states, districts, and schools work to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to college and career ready standards (CCRS), it is essential that all educators and other key education stakeholders understand how new CCRS standards differ from previous academic standards. This collection...

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The advent of college and career ready standards (CCRS) demands a re-envisioning of traditional assessment. The current collection includes CSAI-reviewed resources to support teachers, school and district administrators, and state educators as they work towards the development, evaluation, and use...

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Every educator is involved in some form of assessment, whether the assessments used are statewide standardized assessments or teacher-created classroom assessments. The information gathered from assessments can inform educators about student performance and about instructional practice. This...

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This collection is comprised of released guidance letters and communications from the U.S. Department of Education, providing further information on policy and initiative implementation. This will be updated as the letters are published by the Department. 

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Effective data use is central to teaching and learning improvement. Using data effectively involves strategic data collection that informs decision making to improve learning. This collection brings together resources to support the implementation and improvement of data use at all levels of the...

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This collection brings together and organizes documents that Smarter Balanced created to guide their development processes for summative assessments. These documents also provide information that can help educators understand what summative tests assess, so that educators can better prepare their...

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How many tests do students take? Is an overabundance of testing causing teachers and students to lose valuable instructional time? What are states and districts doing to get a better handle on test quantity and quality? This collection includes resources to help states, districts, and schools...

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With the focus on preparing for full implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), CSAI has created this collection of curated resources to support state and local education agencies with planning for and implementing ESSA-aligned plans.    The collection is arranged in sections for...

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Newcomer English Language Learner Programs are designed to provide intensive, accelerated English language instruction and bilingual support to students in grades 6-12 who are new to the United States and new to English. This collection provides resources for district leaders, administrators, and...

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Formative assessment is a process educators employ in daily instruction to support students make progress on their learning. Effective use of formative assessment requires educators to create clear Learning Goals and Success Criteria for each lesson, build in opportunities to gather evidence of...

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Dual language (DL) education in the United States aims to develop additive bilingualism and biliteracy in at least two languages. DL programs are designed to provide language acquisition and content-based instruction while promoting multicultural competence for students in grades preK-12. This...

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Multiple-source comprehension refers to the cognitive work that a reader does to evaluate, read, and synthesize information from different texts (e.g., print documents, online resources, primary and secondary sources). The resources in this collection are meant to support educators to plan reading...

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This collection highlights all the resources that have been developed by CSAI content experts. These resources address different aspects of instruction and practice as they relate to college and career ready standards and policies. Additionally, some of these resources address issues related to...

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Social and emotional learning (SEL) allows students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to become self-aware, manage emotions, make responsible decisions, and work effectively and ethically. Other terms used that are aligned with SEL include noncognitive skills, grit, soft...

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STEAM represents an educational approach that emphasizes the following fields: science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. STEAM integrates arts, innovation, and design into STEM education, and STEAM curriculum and activities are cross-disciplinary and project-based. STEAM lessons...

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Interim assessments have a strong role in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA recognizes the importance of balanced assessment systems, the need for interim measures to monitor the progress of low performing schools, and the value of testing audits to improve system efficiency and...

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This collection of resources is intended to provide context for examining the development of children and youth in a holistic way. In other words, resources in this collection highlight the importance of integrating social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD) when defining student success....

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The Information and Media Literacy collection focuses on why and how to teach students to navigate, evaluate, and make connections across sources of information. The collection has a specific focus on online reading comprehension skills and strategies. Although students have incredible access to...

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