C-SAIL Blog

Learn about standards implementation directly from stakeholders across the system – teachers, principals, policymakers, and researchers.

Our blog presents posts by C-SAIL researchers, Center partners, and guest colleagues to examine the impact of college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards on teaching and learning; interpret state and national policies affecting CCR standards implementation; and present resources for education practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. We pay special attention to the experience of English language learners and students with disabilities, as well as the progress of standards reform in our partner states—California, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas.

The views expressed by the C-SAIL bloggers do not represent the views of the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) or its funder, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES).

C-SAIL | June 4, 2019

A new research brief describes standards implementation in six Massachusetts school districts.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • English Language Learners
  • Standards Implementation
  • Students with Disabilities
C-SAIL | June 4, 2019

A new research brief describes standards implementation in six California school districts.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Common Core State Standards
  • English Language Learners
  • Standards Implementation
  • Students with Disabilities
C-SAIL | May 10, 2019

This biweekly series on the C-SAIL blog connects readers with the latest information on standards-based reform.

C-SAIL | April 23, 2019

With a large amount of the standards-based reform conversation politically charged, teachers’ voices add a crucial experiential component to the discussion of standards.

  • Standards Implementation
  • Teaching and Instruction
Adam K. Edgerton | April 18, 2019

Is the Common Core really “dead”? Though no longer called the Common Core in our three study states, the “new” college- and career-readiness standards still guide much of education policy in Texas, Ohio, and Kentucky. We reveal seven trends guiding standards implementation today.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • English Language Learners
  • Standards Implementation
  • Students with Disabilities
Katie Pak | August 7, 2018

A summary of our April conference panel discussions on the latest NAEP results, standards implementation challenges, supporting English learners and students with disabilities, and more.

  • English Language Learners
  • NAEP
  • Standards Implementation
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Teaching and Instruction
Kate Kennedy & Morgan Polikoff | March 21, 2018

While DeVos and parents do not generally seem to agree, there are some policy areas in which they share agreement, including California's school accountability dashboard. Kind of.

  • Accountability
Mengli Song | March 19, 2018

C-SAIL Co-Director Mengli Song summarizes the available research evidence on the impact of college- and career-readiness/Common Core standards on student achievement and the challenges related to estimating the impact of standards reform on student achievement. Song also offers suggestions for future research.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Common Core State Standards
  • NAEP
  • Standards Implementation
Lynn Fuchs, Doug Fuchs | February 15, 2018

C-SAIL's experts on students with disabilities (SWD), Lynn and Doug Fuchs, share key findings on supporting SWD in meeting CCR standards from our first-wave surveys in Texas and Ohio.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Standards Implementation
  • Students with Disabilities
Morgan Polikoff | February 1, 2018

Morgan Polikoff responds to an Education Week column titled "What the standards-based movement got wrong" with his own analysis, and why he still supports standards-based reform.

  • College- and Career-Readiness
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Standards Implementation

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