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. 

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: American Indian Students

The Condition of College & Career Readiness is ACT’s annual report on the progress of the graduating class relative to college readiness. This report is designed to help inform the following questions driving national efforts to strengthen P–16 education. Are American Indian students prepared...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 82
Date created: 12/24/2014 - 10:54

Findings and Recommendations Prepared by the Bureau of Indian Education Study Group Submitted to the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Education

In 2013, Secretary Sally Jewell of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) formed an American Indian Education Study Group, consisting of academics, school practitioners, lawyers, and experts in American Indian affairs. The purpose of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 100
Date created: 12/24/2014 - 09:01

Learning Progressions Frameworks Designed for Use with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics K-12

This document presents a learning progression of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics. Included is a working definition of learning progressions and a description of the conceptual framework that has guided the work on this project, which attempts to describe research-based...

Number of views: 26
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:13

Text Complexity in the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System

This paper presents the research-based decisions that determine text complexity within the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System (DLM). In this paper, factors related to text complexity found in college and career readiness standards (and in particular the Common Core State Standards)...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 21
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:05

Seizing the Opportunity to Narrow the Achievement Gap for English Learners: Research-based Recommendations for the Use of LCFF Funds

This guidance report, published by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, provides recommendations for schools and districts in California to spend funds in ways that best benefit English learners (ELs) and all other students. These recommendations are based on research on ELs and are organized around...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 35
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:00

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: 55
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: 51
Date created: 10/29/2014 - 14:58

Common Core Goes to College: Building Better Connections between High School and Higher Education

In this report published by New America, Tepe describes the current landscape of higher education policies and practices that prevent clear alignment between colleges and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Tepe analyzed state and institution policies within higher education and examined the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 12
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:58

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