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. 

Classroom Language Models: A Leader’s Implementation Manual

This resource provides detailed guidance on implementing four early childhood classroom language models: (1) English with Home Language Support, (2) Dual Language, (3) Home Language as a Foundation for English Development, and (4) English. Suggestions are offered on how to provide effective...

Number of views: 180
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 16:02

Early Literacy Instruction in Dual Language Preschools (Spanish/English)

This resource provides an overview of effective, research-based instructional models for preschools teaching Spanish and English. The author provides a brief summary of recent research, guidelines for instruction, and specific details about the similarities and differences of Spanish and English to...

Number of views: 55
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:58

Planned Language Approach (PLA) for Early Childhood Programs

The Planned Language Approach (PLA) is a research-based system of services within an early childhood program designed to ensure high-quality, effective language and literacy instruction for dual language learners (DLLs) and children who speak only English.  This website provides guides,...

Number of views: 369
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:45

Examining the Use of Language and Literacy Assessments With Young Dual Language Learners

As states and local agencies strive to serve the language and learning needs of dual language learners (DLLs), they may have difficulty since little is known about effective assessment practices for young DLLs. To gain accurate and useful information about DLLs, agencies must first have a procedure...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 67
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:35

Dual Language Learner Toolkit

Early childhood programs must be prepared to promote positive experiences and high-quality education for dual language learners by emphasizing students’ strengths and providing individualized learning supports. This toolkit is a collection of dozens of resources for educational agencies with step-...

Number of views: 125
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 13:57

Policy Statement on Supporting the Development of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S.

Number of views: 81
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 13:51

Home Language for Success in School and Life

The Office of Head Start has authored a list of guiding principles for the education of dual language learners, and this presentation illustrates Multicultural Principle 6 which states: Effective programs for children who speak languages other than English require development of the first language...

Number of views: 42
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 13:44

Dear Colleague Letter on Frequently Asked Questions about Tribal Consultation—September 26, 2016

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines the requirements of section 8538 under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Section 8538 requires local education agencies (LEAs) to consult with Indian tribes and tribal organizations on issues impacting Native students. In doing so, the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 31
Date created: 09/27/2016 - 10:11

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