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 New Native Teachers Corp: Integrating Culture and Language in Schooling

This article reports on the U.S. Department of Education's previously funded Native Educators Research Project. The project's findings identify three implications for Native teacher training. The recommendations are:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 49
Date created: 04/01/2015 - 13:31

Four Hundred Years of Evidence: Culture, Pedagogy, and Native America

Drawing from several major historical Native American education successes, Professor Roland Tharp proposes and supports seven "Standards for Effective Pedagogy" that are applicable to all students, not just Native American students. The standards are: 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 105
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 14:41

Effective Standards-Based Practices for Native American Students: A Review of Research Literature

From the report abstract: "Research and related literature were reviewed to summarize evidence on the effectiveness of different instructional practices for helping Native American students meet standards. In English language arts, 16 reports were reviewed. In mathematics, 8 reports were reviewed....

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 118
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 11:19

Gearing Up to Teach the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in Rural Northeast Region Schools

“Educators in the rural Northeast Region report challenges in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Using administrator interviews and teacher survey data from selected rural districts in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, this report offers insight into...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:37

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching: A Study of Highly Regarded High School Teachers and Their Students

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted a study of highly regarded high school math teachers to expand the research on student-centered instruction. The researchers used a case study approach to provide rich descriptions of how the student-centered mathematics approach plays out in...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 58
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:36

The California Campaign for Biliteracy

Californians Together, a statewide coalition of parent, professional, and civil rights organizations promoting access to quality education for English learners in the state, has announced the “California Campaign for Biliteracy,” which describes and supports the development of learning...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 23
Date created: 01/08/2015 - 10:44

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