TRAILS’ Use of National and Professional Standards

TRAILS assessments are standards-based utilizing the national standards from the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the professional standards for school librarians from the American Association of School Librarians.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers directed the Common Core Standards Initiative and released the standards in 2010. Information about the Common Core State Standards can be found at: http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
In 2007, the American Association of School Librarians released their updated standards for teaching and learning–AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. These standards can be found at: http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards
AASL created tables to show school librarians and teachers how the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards align. This crosswalk is available at: http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/commoncorecrosswalk/
The coding shown in View Available Assessments under the Expanded View for both the AASL and Common Core standards is based on the codes used in the AASL crosswalk.