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. 

Reading and Language Arts Curricula in Elementary and Secondary Education for American Indians and Alaska Natives

In this article, the author reviews literature addressing reading and language arts curricula for Native students, with a goal to provide teachers with helpful instructional tools. An overview is presented of theories of first and second language acquisition and learning, stages of language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 100
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 09:31

Focus on American Indian English Language Learners

In this bulletin, WIDA presents guiding principles for educators working with American Indian students identified as English language learners (ELLs). These principles were identified in conjunction with Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 98
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:14

Interacting with Complex Texts: Scaffolding Reading

This lesson is part of the Persuasion Across Time and Space unit. In this video, the teacher works with struggling students and prepares them to access complex text by scaffolding their background knowledge on the text.

Number of views: 97
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 10:02

Using Sentence Frames to Jumpstart Writing

Teachers can support student writing by using sentence frames which provide the option for varied responses. This technique helps students understand what the answer might look like.

Number of views: 97
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 10:05

Strategically Enhancing ELL Access to the Language Demands of College and Career-Ready Standards (Part 1)

This PowerPoint presentation discusses ways of strategically enhancing English Language Learners' (ELLs) access to the language demands of college- and career-ready standards. The presentation provides a rationale for improved teacher professional development on the language of standards and...

Number of views: 95
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 17:19

Focusing Formative Assessment on the Needs of English Language Learners

How can formative assessment enhance the teaching and learning of English language learner (ELL) students? What, if anything, from our experience with summative assessment of ELL students can inform effective formative assessment practices? And finally, what are the opportunities and challenges...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 94
Date created: 03/05/2014 - 08:20

Incorporating English Learner Progress into State Accountability Systems

This paper identifies key issues and questions for state decision makers to consider and explore with regard to how states should include English learners (ELs) in states' accountability systems under ESSA. The primary audience is anyone in a state agency engaged in making decisions about the state...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 93
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 12:49

Benchmarking State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards, Aligned Assessments and Related Reforms: Cross-State Findings

The Southern Regional Education Board conducted a multi-year study of how 14 states are implementing college- and career-ready standards. This report is part of a series for the "Benchmarking State Implementation of Common Core Standards" project.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 89
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:43

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