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. 

Instructional Practices for English Language Learners During Content Instruction

To support instructors as they support English learners in developing both English proficiency and content knowledge, CSAI developed this brief. This brief provides instructional suggestions for supporting English learners in the classroom, with suggestion for different academic disciplines.

Number of views: 91
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:09

High-Leverage Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners

New college and career ready standards (CCRS) have established more rigorous expectations of learning for all learners, including EL students, than what was expected in previous standards. A common feature in these new content-area standards is their emphasis on students’ use of language to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,359
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 19:27

Mathematical Thinking: Supports for English Language Learners

The resource offers 14 tasks that come from the Fostering Geometrical Thinking Toolkit (FGTT). Each task includes a warm up, sentence starters and frames, word charts, support notes, and Spanish translation. This resource places an important emphasis on supporting and scaffolding the development of...

Number of views: 45
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:48

Constant Perimeter, Varying Area: A Case Study of Teaching and Learning Mathematics to Design a Fish Rack

This paper describes Math in a Cultural Context: Lessons Learned from Yup’ik Eskimo Elders (MCC modules), a series of modules designed to supplement K–6 mathematics curriculum. The MCC modules are meant to connect mathematics with Yup’ik culture and knowledge in a way that is consistent with...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 64
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:20

Math in a Cultural Context

Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is set of interrelated, federally-funded projects that collaborate with Yup’ik elders, teachers, and Alaskan school districts to create culturally-based curriculum materials. MCC has produced supplemental mathematics modules (three for grade 2, one for grades 3–5,...

Number of views: 154
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:07

Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum

This handbook presents an overview of culturally responsive Alaska Native science curriculum, including vignettes and samples of classroom lessons. The author describes ways in which existing learning models can be modified to include Alaskan Native methods for teaching and learning, with...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 339
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:06

Lessons Learned About Instruction from Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in College and Career Ready Assessments

The brief was prepared in response to the challenges students with disabilities have experienced with the new assessments. Designed to offer information coupled with these challenges, Margaret Heritage and Sheryl Lazarus provide instructional solutions and resources that state education agencies (...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 132
Date created: 01/26/2016 - 14:51

The 5x8 Card

The 5x8 Card is designed for (and with) school principals to help them observe students' use of Practice Standards that are an integral part of the Common Core State Standards Mathematics (CCSS-M). The Card was developed by a Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) team working in...

Number of views: 254
Date created: 01/04/2016 - 18:06

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