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Implementation Study

Massachusetts’ Design and Implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports

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Join C-SAIL and two representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a presentation on their design and implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports.


Webinar | Framing Bilingualism as a Resource in Standards-Aligned Classrooms

Presentation begins at 19:30 | Join C-SAIL and Dr. Nelson Flores (University of Pennsylvania) for a presentation on Dr. Flores' work on framing bilingualism as a resource in standards-based classrooms.

This Week’s ESSA News: Preschool Programs More Segregated Than K-12 Schools, Montana Receives $50 Million Literacy Grant, Failing Foster Kids & More

Adam Kirk Edgerton explores the relationship between state education departments and the districts they oversee under the Every Student Succeeds Act. “Since 2015, a team of faculty and graduate student researchers at the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) has collected a broad range of data on ESSA’s implementation across the country, as well as data specific to California, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts,” he writes.

Search The essence of ESSA: More control at the district level?

Both rhetorically and substantively, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) served as a rebuke to the now-unpopular policies pursued by both the Bush and Obama administrations (American National Election Survey, 2018; Edgerton, 2019). Not only did it reduce the discretion of the secretary of education but also it allowed states greater flexibility in meeting the demands of standards-based accountability.

Top Five Challenges to Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards, as reported by Teachers