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Center for Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL)

C-SAIL was established in July 2015 to serve as an objective resource on the implementation and effects of the full breadth of college- and career-readiness standards. The Center is funded through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Over the next five years, C-SAIL will:

  • Compare and contrast college- and career-readiness standardsimplementation in English language arts (ELA) and math across different states.
  • Capture thedifferences in approaches to implementation between states, districts, schools, and classrooms, and between students within a classroom, and determine their effects. 
  • Measure college- and career-readiness standards’impact on student achievement, through NAEP scores, high school graduation rates, and college enrollment and employment rates. 
  • Create and make availablenew tools for teachers to monitor in real-time how well-aligned the content of their enacted curriculum is to their states’ college- and career-readiness standards in ELA and math.
  • Test theFeedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) Program to support teachers through feedback and coaching.
  • Engage policymakers, education practitioners, and researchers in national discussions of the Center’s work and its findings.
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