Policy Attributes Theory

Mind the Gaps: Differences in How Teachers, Principals, and Districts Experience College- and Career-Readiness Policies

Critics of standards-based reform often cite an accountability policy environment that disproportionately affects teachers compared with principals and district officials. We directly examine this disproportionality. In our three study states of Texas, Ohio, and Kentucky, we use survey analysis to understand how policy environments for district officials, principals, and teachers differ. We find that in all three states, teachers report experiencing significantly more accountability than do principals.

Successes and Challenges of the “New” College- and Career-Ready Standards: Seven Implementation Trends

This study identifies seven major trends in how states and districts are implementing college- and career-ready standards for general education students and for two special populations often the target of education policy—English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). We draw on state-representative teacher, principal, and district surveys in three states—Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas—and case studies in nine districts.

Overview of C-SAIL’s Year 1 and 2 Implementation Study Findings

This brief details six themes that emerged from C-SAIL's Year 1 and 2 Implementation Study survey and interview work in California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas.

Year 2 Conference | Interactive Map Project Presentation

Interactive Map Project presentation from C-SAIL's first annual "A Conversation on College- and Career-Readiness Standards" in November 2016.

Year 2 Conference | Implementation Study Presentation

Implementation Study Year 1 findings presentation from C-SAIL's first annual "A Conversation on College- and Career-Readiness Standards" in November 2016.

Year 1 State Report: California

This report examines how the state of California is continuing CCR standards implementation during a time of transition. For the purposes of this report and in keeping with C-SAIL’s focus, we concentrate on implementation of California’s English language arts (ELA) and math standards.

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