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  • Trends in Test Accommodation Guidelines for English Language Learners

    CSAI Strand Leader Lynn Shafer Willner presented findings for a study on trends in English language learner test accommodation guidelines at the 2014 American Educational Research Association conference. Click on the header or image to download her presentation.
  • CSAI Releases the Standards Implementation Framework

    The Standards Implementation Framework is a guidance document for States and Districts in planning for, evaluating, and validating their standards implementation. It provides a general model to implementing new or revised content standards and represents a compilation of best practices, supported by research and lessons learned in the field. The Framework is found under the Resource Library tab, or click on the above header or image to view it.

  • Heritage Quoted in EdWeek on Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

    CSAI Strand Leader Margaret Heritage discusses the potential of technology to help improve formative assessment practices in the classroom. Click anywhere on this text for the EdWeek article, "Testing Digital Tools to Improve Formative Assessments."

  • Ed Leadership Article Co-Authored by CSAI Associate Director

    As states, districts, and schools prepare to administer innovative technology-based assessments to millions of students next year, Educational Leadership magazine recently published a new article co-authored by CSAI Associate Director Joan Herman, "New Assessments, New Rigor." Click on this text for access.

  • CSAI Director Shares Assessment Knowledge at CERA

    CSAI Director Stanley Rabinowitz recently shared information about balanced assessment and accountability systems during his keynote presentation to the California Educational Research Association conference. Click on this text or graphic to download his presentation.

  • New CSAI Resource on Close Reading

    This new CSAI resource guides teachers in the process of instructional planning for close reading with students. Click anywhere on this text to read "Supporting in Close Reading" by Barbara Jones, Sandy Chang, Margaret Heritage, and Glory Tobiason.

  • Communicating the Common Core Effectively

    Ron Dietel, CSAI Director of Communications, recently shared recommendations for improving communications of the Common Core State Standards at the annual California Educational Research Association meeting in Anaheim, CA. Click on this text to view his presentation.

  • Visit the CSAI Library

    The CSAI Resource Library has hundreds of carefully reviewed and approved resources available for your use. Many are related to CCSS implementation and preparation for consortia assessments. Visit today!

  • New Report-Formative Assessment and ELLs

    A new WestEd report illustrates how formative assessment can enhance the teaching and achievement of English language learner students. CSAI Director Stanley Rabinowitz is a co-author. Click anywhere on this text to view the new report.

  • CSAI's Margaret Heritage Quoted in EdWeek

    CSAI formative assessment expert Margaret Heritage is quoted extensively in an Education Week article, "Testing Digital Tools to Improve Formative Assessment." In the article, she discusses the growing use of technology to support formative assessment. Click anywhere on this text to read the full article.

  • ELL Accommodations Training Webinar PDF Available

    On February 27th, the CSAI and the Council of Great City Schools provided a train-the-trainer Webinar to help educators individualize accommodations for ELL students. Click anywhere on this text for a PDF of the presentation.

Featured Workspace

The Curriculum and Instruction Workspace is a place where users can access resources developed by CSAI to support CC implementation and formative assessment. It is also a place where users can engage with colleagues in discussions about classroom and assessment practice.