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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.


Over the last decade, most states have adopted new college- and career-readiness standards in math and English language arts (ELA), standards that call for the mastery of ambitious content and raise expectations for student success and classroom instruction. To support teachers in the implementation of these new, challenging standards, the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) has developed the Feedback on Alignment and Support for Teachers (FAST) program. The FAST program is a virtual coaching program designed to support 4th grade math and 5th grade English language arts (ELA) teachers in fully understanding the college- and career-readiness standards in their states and implementing instruction aligned with these standards to foster learning for all students, including English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). The program includes three key program components: personalized instructional coaching, tools to support reflection, and an online library of resources.


college and career-ready standards, implementation, professional development, assessment



Date Posted: 04 February 2021