At the 2014 American Educational Research Association conference, CSAI Associate Director Joan Herman gave a presentation on validity considerations that support the intended purposes of assessments systems. Click here to view or download her presentation.
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 here to view or download her presentation.
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 here view it.
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."
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Standards Implementation Framework
The Standards Implementation Framework is a guidance document for States and Districts in planning for, evaluating, and validating...
Focusing Formative Assessment on the Needs of English Language Learners
How can formative assessment enhance the teaching and learning of English language learner (ELL) students? What, if anything, from our experience...
Supporting Students in Close Reading
This resource guides teachers in the process of instructional planning for close reading with students. It is one in a series produced by the Center...
Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Education Agencies’ Views on the Federal Role
This report discusses how state education agencies view the federal role in assisting them with CCSS implementation and how a reauthorized Elementary...
|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.|