Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

A Framework for Raising Expectations and Instructional Rigor for English Language Learners

The Council of the Great City Schools has released a framework for teaching English-language learners under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The purpose of this document is to “define a new vision for English Language Development (ELD), to share examples of instructional delivery models, and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 50
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 13:44

Implementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions

This Practitioner Brief by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is written in response to the many questions encountered by the CAL staff about integrating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into content area curricula for English learners.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 44
Date created: 10/29/2014 - 14:58

Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards Corresponding to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards

The Council of Chief State School Officers developed this framework to assist states with the work of developing or adapting English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards to align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The goal of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 121
Date created: 10/10/2014 - 12:37

Common Core State Standards and Implications for Special Populations

This policy brief explores the potential impact of the implementation of Common Core State Standards on students with disabilities, Native American students, and English language learners, and gives examples of implementation targeting these populations, followed by recommendations and questions...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 186
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 09:55

State Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Timeline and Approach to Standards and Assessments

The Southern Regional Education Board is conducting a multi-year study of how 14 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards. The topic of this report (one of the six benchmarking reports on CCSS implementation progress in 14 states) is Timeline and Approach to Standards and Assessments...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 23
Date created: 09/18/2014 - 11:38

Common Core Implementation Checklist for Principals

NAESP has developed this checklist to help principals determine the bodies of knowledge and skill sets they will need to prepare in order to lead their schools into using the new standards. This checklist is meant to serve as an information guide on some of the most critical steps to complete in...

Number of views: 83
Date created: 09/18/2014 - 11:32

Unlocking the Research on English Learners: What We Know—and Don’t Yet Know—about Effective Instruction

From the abstract: “Challenges are bound to arise as the vast majority of states strive to help English learners meet the Common Core State Standards. In calling for students to read complex texts, these new standards place an even greater emphasis on content knowledge and literacy skills than...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 55
Date created: 09/18/2014 - 09:45

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School

This educator practice guide is part of the What Works Clearinghouse. From the IES abstract: “This practice guide provides four recommendations that address what works for English learners during reading and content area instruction. Each recommendation includes extensive examples of activities...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 45
Date created: 09/18/2014 - 09:35

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