Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

Accountability Under Title I, Part A of the ESEA - Frequently Asked Questions

To support states, districts, and schools with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education has released Frequently Asked Questions around state accountability system requirements. This guidance document provides information on accountability indicators,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 5
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:25

Resource Guide: Accountability for English Learners under the ESEA

With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comes updates to provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act regarding school supports for English learner (EL) students. Under ESSA, states are required to more fully include ELs in school-level accountability systems to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 115
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:17

Supporting Formative Assessment for Deeper Learning: A Primer for Policymakers

This primer argues that effective formative assessment is essential to successfully implementing new college- and career-ready standards. It explains what formative assessment is, how it works in practice, and why it is critically important in fostering powerful pedagogy and 21st-century...

Number of views: 27
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of ESSA

To support states and local districts in selecting and implementing evidence-based improvement strategies, WestEd researchers have published a set of tools for this work. These tools provide guidance for examining state and local evidence-based decisions, with tools designed specifically for states...

Number of views: 12
Date created: 01/17/2017 - 15:21

The Art of Science Learning

The Art of Science Learning is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM workforce. The initiative is built on more than 15 years of work by Harvey Seifter, Principal Director...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 4
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:11

Science Technology Engineering Arts Math

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is dedicated to increasing youth's’ experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). SDCOE created a STEAM directory that is intended to enable the public, educators, and STEAM partners to identify valuable STEAM resources.

Number of views: 13
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:09

Eurekus: STEAM Powered Discovery

As a US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards Finalist in 2015, Eurekus provides resources to support STEM learning through the Arts & Making. The organization offers school programs, educator workshops, and maker events. In particular, the website also provides dozens of STEAM lessons and curriculum ideas...

Number of views: 6
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:06

STEAM Games, Apps, and Sites

Common Sense is the largest independent nonprofit organization committed to helping kids, teachers, and families manage media and technology in life and learning. They provide ratings and reviews to apps, games, and website created by teachers and for teachers. The team of reviews at Common Sense...

Number of views: 12
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:02

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