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. 

English Language Development: Guidelines for Instruction

The authors reviewed and synthesized several bodies of research and provide 14 guidelines for educators to help English learners make greater strides in learning English, specifically in English Language development (ELD) instruction. “ELD instruction is designed specifically to advance English...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 208
Date created: 09/18/2014 - 09:43

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: 206
Date created: 01/04/2016 - 18:06

Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know

From the website: "This article written by Colorín Colorado Manager Lydia Breiseth helps educators understand the role that academic language plays in their classrooms and in ELL student success. The article also includes information on social vs. academic language, as well as numerous examples of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 198
Date created: 12/01/2015 - 16:08

Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners: Research-Based Recommendations for Serving Adolescent Newcomers

Meeting the complex needs of newcomer adolescent students is not simple and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This report describes the research on newcomer programs and provides evidence-based recommendations for addressing the challenges of program implementation. The authors provide...

Number of views: 196
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 09:14

Helping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond

This report was written for educators and policymakers who are seeking ways to focus attention on the social and academic needs of newcomer adolescent students. Based on a three-year national research study funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, this report addresses the challenges and...

Number of views: 194
Date created: 09/13/2016 - 10:35

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

Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act moves several provisions related to English learners (ELs) from Title III to Title I, Part I. This guidance addresses how Title III funds might be used to provide supplemental services for the improvement of EL students' English language proficiency and academic...

Number of views: 181
Date created: 09/23/2016 - 09:03

ALDN Math Constructive Conversation Skills Poster

This resource is a mathematics graphic organizer highlighting four important conversation skills when building math understandings and ideas: Clarify a problem and ideas for solving it, Discuss representations and models, Explain and support reasoning, and Use multiple methods for solving. 

Number of views: 175
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 13:42

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