Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Learners (ELs): Challenges, Insights, and Innovations

C-SAIL C-SAIL, University of Pennsylvania

The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), funded from July 2015 through 2020 by the Institute of Education Sciences, examined how college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards were implemented, if they improved student learning, and what instructional tools measured and supported their implementation.


This brief presents findings from C-SAIL’s Implementation Study, which uses interview and survey data to explore how district administrators, principals, and teachers are understanding, experiencing, and implementing learning standards in English language arts (ELA) and math with English learners (ELs). Drawing on data from five states—California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas—we explore the insights, challenges and innovations shared by leaders and teachers working with ELs.


Date Posted: 19 November 2020